This article was originally published Oct. 21.
Illumina has signed on SeqGen as a third-party instrument service provider as well as a reseller for the Genome Analyzer IIx, SeqGen said last week.
Five of SeqGen's service engineers have recently been trained at Illumina to service the platform. The company now offers GAIIx instrument repair, decommissioning, installation, and training and assists in the sale of reconditioned GAIIx systems.
Torrance, Calif.-based SeqGen specializes in servicing DNA sequencers and refurbishing used sequencers for resale. The company was founded in 2000 by George Yang, previously the president of Azco Biosytems, another used sequencing instrument vendor (IS 3/25/2008).
According to its website, SeqGen offers a variety of refurbished Applied Biosystems capillary sequencers and has "provided service for many of the major genome centers and numerous university core facilities."