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SeqWright Partners with RainDance to Expand Targeted Sequencing Services

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This article was originally published July 1.

Genomic service provider SeqWright said last week that it has partnered with RainDance Technologies to offer the company's microdroplet-based RainStorm PCR technology for target enrichment with its sequencing services.

SeqWright CEO Fei Lu told In Sequence that the firm expects to receive a RainDance RDT 1000 instrument this week or next and will offer target amplification services on the platform in conjunction with both SOLiD 4 and 454 sequencing.

At the moment, researchers can amplify up to 20,000 regions simultaneously using the RainStorm technology.

SeqWright, based in Houston, will continue to offer targeted sequencing using the NimbleGen array and Agilent SureSelect platforms, Lu said.

SeqWright, which has a CLIA-certified facility, joins a growing number of providers that offer target amplification services on the RainDance platform, including Expression Analysis, Ambry Genetics, the National Center for Genome Resources, and Atlas Biolabs (IS 6/22/2010).

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