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Dovetail Genomics Signs Distribution Deal in Southeast Asia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dovetail Genomics announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Tree Code for its genome assembly services in Southeast Asia.

The deal covers Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Myanmar. Additional terms were not disclosed.

Dovetail offers genome assembly services for plant, animal, and microbial genomes based on its proprietary short-read sequencing-assembly protocol. Its service options include full de novo assembly, with Illumina or Pacific Biosciences sequencing methods, or assembly improvement. The company also recently introduced its Hi-C sequencing and assembly service, which yields chromosome-scale genome assemblies. 

"Tree Code is recognized as the regional expert in the genomics market and is known for providing superior customer support," Veronica Mankinen, vice president of commercial operations at Dovetail, said in a statement. "We are very excited to continue the expansion of our team in Asia."

Earlier this year, Dovetail partnered with Daon BioSciences to distribute its genome assembly services in South Korea. In December, it forged a similar arrangement with Tomy Digital Biology for Japan.