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Caliper, HIHG Collaborate on Exome Sequencing Protocols

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caliper Life Sciences today announced it is collaborating with the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, or HIHG, at the University of Miami to develop automated protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HIHG is an early-access partner for the recently released high-sensitivity assay for Caliper's LabChip GX platform.

John Gilbert, director of the Center for Genome Technology at the institute and a professor of human genetics, said in a statement, "With our recent implementation of higher capacity sequencing technologies, and our focus on exome sequencing projects, sample preparation has become a bottleneck. We are actively working with Caliper to automate multiple steps of this process and increase our overall sequencing throughput."

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