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EuroFins MWG Operon Inks Deal to Provide Sequencing Services to UK Research Councils

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Eurofins MWG Operon today announced a two-year contract to provide sequencing services to the Research Councils UK Shared Services.

Financial and other terms of the deal, which can be extended to three years, were not disclosed.

In a statement, Eurofins, based in Ebersberg, Germany, said the deal builds on a five-year relationship developed as a preferred supplier of synthetic DNA and RNA oligonucleotides to the Research Councils. In the summer Eurofins and RCUK Share Services announced a three-year deal for the supply of DNA and RNA oligonucleotides.

The seven Research Councils of the UK set up RCUK Shared Services to provide centralized services to the councils and their institutes in a variety of areas including procurement, finance, IT, and grants processing, among others.

Bruno Poddevin, senior vice president for genomic services at Eurofins, said the deal allows the company to demonstrate its competence beyond providing synthetic oligonucleotides. "The synergies across our service offerings allow us to optimize our client service, from ordering convenience, to streamlined processes, through to faster turnaround time," he said.

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