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Sage Science Sells 10 Sample Prep Systems to Broad Institute

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sage Science said yesterday that it has sold 10 of its Pippin Prep DNA size selection instruments to the Broad Institute.

The instruments improves and automates size selection of DNA for next-generation sequencing library preparation, the Beverly, Mass.-based firm said. It added that the system can replace manual gel purification, "saving significant labor while producing a higher-quality sample."

Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.

Sage CEO Gary Magnant noted in the statement that Broad scientists had provided feedback to the firm that was "key to optimizing Pippin Prep performance for next-gen sequencing applications."

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