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LaserGen, National Instruments to Collaborate on Next-gen Sequencing System

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LaserGen today announced that it is collaborating with National Instruments on the development of a new next-generation sequencing system.

The system will combine LaserGen's Lightning Terminators sequencing chemistry for reversible terminators and National Instruments' graphical system design software. The firms hope to complete development of the system and install it at a genome center for validation testing by the end of this year.

Houston-based LaserGen said the system will initially be used to demonstrate accurate sequencing of the E. coli genome. It added that initial throughput specifications of the system will be greater than one gigabase per day.

Financial and other terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

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