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DNA Link, Amplicon Express Form Strategic Alliance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – DNA Link and Amplicon Express announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance that will join their respective technologies in areas including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, and Pacific Biosciences sequencing.

Under the terms of their agreement, Amplicon Express will extract high-molecular weight DNA samples of next-generation sequencing quality from crude materials such as bacteria, plants, animals, and humans. The samples will be forwarded to DNA Link, which will make them into a long-inserted library ideal for PacBio sequencing for genome or transcriptome analysis at its facilities. DNA Link became a certified PacBio service provider in early 2015. 

Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Amplicon Express is an expert in nucleic acid extraction and library preparation with a long proven track of success, and DNA Link is one of the best sequencing facilities that has the most experience with PacBio sequencers," DNA Link CEO Jongeun Lee said in a statement. "This partnership will bring a tremendous synergy, and the researchers will enjoy the best quality of sequence data using the third-generation sequencers."