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Agilent and Sage Science to Co-Market Bioanalyzer, Pippin Prep for Next-Gen Library Prep


Agilent Technologies and Sage Science will co-market Agilent's 2100 Bioanalyzer and Sage's Pippin Prep DNA size-selection system, the companies said this week.

Under the agreement, the partners will co-promote each other's products and conduct application studies to showcase their use in next-generation sequencing.

Both products are used in library preparation for next-gen sequencing — the Pippin Prep to automatically select DNA fragments of defined sizes, the Bioanalyzer to check the quality of the DNA sample and library. Together, they are "a synergistic set of tools that enable researchers working with next-generation sequencing platforms to advance their research faster and more efficiently," said Knut Wintergerst, electrophoresis marketing and support manager for Agilent, in a statement.

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