NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx will provide DNA sequencing and other services for an unnamed US academic institution, the company said today.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company said that it will provide services "related to sequencing confirmation of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene," and that it also would provide bioinformatics processes for analyzing and verifying initial sequencing results and for identification of various microorganisms.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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