NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Applied Biosystems has opened an application support center at its research and development headquarters in Foster City, Calif., the company said today.
The 10,000-square-foot facility will showcase the company’s instrumentation and software and will offer training courses and applications support for its life-science customers.
The center houses ABI technologies for DNA sequencing, fragment analysis, human identification, and real-time PCR applications, including ABI’s SOLiD high-throughput DNA sequencing system. It includes a fully staffed laboratory as well as classrooms.
The company said it offers training and application support through 20 centers around the world.
"We envision this center as providing an environment for collaborating with our customers, developing new applications, and providing comprehensive training on our technologies, all in an effort to address their most difficult research challenges and ultimately to advance their science," Mark Stevenson, president for ABI’s molecular and cell biology division, said in a statement.