NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today rolled out a new certified service provider program for organizations offering next-generation sequencing services on its Genome Analyzer.
The first participants in the program are the National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe, NM, and Geneva-based Fasteris, both of which validated processes for the CSPro Sequencing Program. Other providers that are in the early stages of certification include GATC Biotech in Germany, the Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen in China, and Expression Analysis in the US.
The CSPro Sequencing Program is an extension of similar programs Illumina already has in place for its genotyping and gene expression platforms. Participants in the program undergo a “rigorous” two-phase certification and on-site audit of their facilities and processes, said Illumina.