Agilent Technologies said this week that sequencing service provider Fasteris has become the first European certified -service provider for Agilent's SureSelect Target Enrichment System.

SureSelect, an in-solution target enrichment method, was introduced in February and allows sequencing experiments to focus on specific genomic regions, rather than the entire genome.

Geneva, Switzerland-based Fasteris reached CSP status after it demonstrated "a high level of proficiency" using the SureSelect system with the Illumina Genome Analyzer.

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