NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today announced a collaboration with In-Q-Tel to develop a high-throughput sequence and genome mapping pipeline for microbial genome analysis.

The firms are developing the technology for the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, a customer agency of In-Q-Tel, and the National Bioforensic Analysis Center, a DHS S&T laboratory.

In-Q-Tel, based in Arlington, Va., is an independent strategic investment firm that identifies technologies that support the missions of the US intelligence community.

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