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CLC Bio Partners with Ion Torrent to Make Software Compatible with Sequencer

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CLC Bio said this week that it is partnering with Ion Torrent Systems to ensure compatibility between Ion Torrent's sequencer and CLC Bio's sequence analysis software.

The company is one of several bioinformatics firms that Ion Torrent is partnering with, which also include DNAStar, Geospiza, and Partek (see In Sequence 3/2/2010).

Under the partnership, CLC Bio and Ion Torrent will ensure that data from the Ion Personal Genome Machine sequencer can directly be analyzed using CLC Bio's software products, including its CLC Genomics Workbench and CLC Genomics Server.

Ion Torrent plans to commercialize its sequencer later this year.

Next month, the company plans to award two Ion PGM sequencers through a grant program (see In Sequence 3/2/2010). CLC Bio said that it will provide a lifetime license for CLC Genomics Workbench to the two winners.

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