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Arima Genomics Arima-HiC Platform

Arima Genomics has announced the commercial launch of its Arima-HiC sample preparation kit. The tool allows researchers to detect long-range chromatin interactions that can be used across multiple applications. Depending on the application, researchers can generate high-quality Hi-C libraries using less than 100,000 cells across rare samples in six hours, the firm said.

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