Beckman Coulter's acquisition of Clinical Data's Cogenics division, announced last week, will add more services, a wider geographic reach, and a CLIA-certified lab to its Agencourt Biosciences business.

Up until now, Agencourt has been focusing primarily on DNA sequencing services and nucleic acid purification products. The company, based in Beverly, Mass., is equipped with more than 30 ABI 3730xl sequencers, two Roche/454 GS FLX instruments, two Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 instruments, and a recently purchased Illumina Genome Analyzer II.

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