NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a partnership program aimed at developing automation methods for its TruSeq and Nextera Sample Preparation kits.

The initial partners in the program include Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, PerkinElmer, Eppendorf, Tecan, and Hamilton Robotics. Under the partnerships, sample prep kits sold by Illumina will be automated by the partners, who will develop, distribute, and install methods on the customers' instruments and provide technical support.

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