NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics, the University at Buffalo, and Life Technologies have joined to develop CLIA-certified next-generation sequencing facilities in upstate New York, they announced today.

The facilities will be set up at the UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and at the Buffalo, NY, headquarters of Empire Genomics. Life Technologies is providing Ion Torrent sequencers to the facilities.

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