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Caliper, Yale Partner on Exome Capture, Library Prep Workflows

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caliper Life Sciences announced today a deal with the Center for Genome Analysis at Yale University to implement protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows.

The university has bought Caliper's Sciclone NGS Workstation and LabChip GXI to "improve key bottlenecks in the Ilumina HiSeq 2000 NGS sample preparation process," Shrikant Mane, director of the center, said in a statement. The flexibility of the systems "will enable us to automate protocols for the Pacific Biosciences sequencing workflow in the future," Mane said.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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