Korean sequencing service provider DNA Link has ordered 10 Life Technologies' Ion Proton systems, which it will use to expand its clinical sequencing offerings, especially in the area of cancer.

DNA Link CEO Jong Eun Lee said the company plans to initially use the machines for exome and transcriptome sequencing of cancer samples for research purposes, and plans to develop diagnostic gene panels within the next year.

Additionally, he said the company would seek accreditation that is comparable to CLIA.

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