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GATC Biotech INVIEW Microbiome-HighSpecificity

GATC Biotech has released INVIEW Microbiome-High Specificity, a next-generation sequencing product for scientists exploring microbial diversity. Based on sequencing of the whole 16S rRNA gene, the product enables the characterization of microbial communities of any complexity down to the species level. With a length of about 1,500 base pairs, the full 16S rRNA gene is a perfect candidate for SMRT sequencing with the Pacific Biosciences RS II system housed in GATC Biotech's laboratory. The offering also adds to GATC Biotech's INVIEW portfolio of pre-designed NGS solutions, which includes the INVIEW Microbiome Profiling 2.0 service.

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