The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the BioMicro Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating with Diagenode to automate assays for ChIP-seq and methyl-seq experiments.

The MIT researchers conducted "extensive tests" of Diagenode's SX-8G IP-Star system to validate its use in automating the design of epigenetic assays and next-gen sequencing library preparation. They are also using the system as a quality control for screening antibodies for ChIP-seq experiments.

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