By Julia Karow

Broadening its DNA target enrichment portfolio beyond SureSelect, Agilent Technologies last week acquired Halo Genomics of Uppsala, Sweden, for an undisclosed amount.

Privately held Halo, which changed its name from Olink Genomics earlier this year, offers single-tube multiplex target amplification, based on a method that was originally developed at Uppsala University. The method, which relies on so-called selector probes, can amplify up to several thousand genomic targets per reaction.

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