NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today announced the National Center for Genome Resources as a Certified Service Provider for the company's SureSelect Target Enrichment System for next-generation sequencing.
NCGR, based in Santa Fe, NM, now provides Agilent exome and custom target enrichment services along with sequencing and analysis for genomics research. The facility offers sequencing services on Illumina and Pacific Biosciences platforms. Its services, as well as collaborations it has, cover cancer, infectious diseases, inherited childhood diseases, legume biology, crop improvement, and population genetics.
"Achieving CSP status is an important step, allowing us to expand our sequencing menu to offer enrichment of genomic regions in conjunction with next-gen sequencing, a service for which there is growing demand," Callum Bell, NCGR's vice president for research, said in a statement.
NCGR participated in comprehensive on-site training and passed a set of requirements demonstrating expertise and skill in order to attain CSP status, said Agilent.