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Caliper Partners with UK Sequencing Center to Showcase its Sample Prep Tools


This article was originally published May 12.

Caliper Life Sciences has partnered with the UK's Genome Analysis Centre, TGAC, to showcase its instrumentation for automated next-generation sequencing sample preparation, the company said last week.

Under the agreement, Norwich-based TGAC will serve as a "national reference site" for Caliper and will install the firm's NGS Bundle, which consists of its Sciclone NGS Workstation for library construction, the LabChip GX for library quantification and quality control, and the preparative LabChip XT for DNA size selection.

According to Melanie Febrer, TGAC's library construction manager, Caliper's tools will enable the center "to develop a high-throughput system for both sample preparation and post-library processes."

In the US, Caliper earlier this year partnered with the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami, which has been working with the company to automate exome capture and library preparation for next-gen sequencing.