NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and OpGen today said that they will co-develop technologies and applications for public health surveillance.

The companies plan to incorporate Life Tech's Ion Torrent sequencing system with OpGen's whole-genome mapping technology. They will focus on developing technologies and applications to improve the management and surveillance of food-borne microbial outbreaks and infectious disease analysis.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.