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Roche NimbleGen, Caliper Partner to Automate Target Enrichment


Roche NimbleGen and Caliper Life Sciences plan to develop and optimize protocols for the use of NimbleGen's target capture method with Caliper's liquid-handling system, the companies said this week.

Under the co-marketing agreement, the companies will develop automated methods for sequencing library preparation, enrichment of target regions, quantification, and quality control using NimbleGen's SeqCap EZ Library solution-based capture method and Caliper's Sciclone NGS Workstation.

Caliper already has a number of partnerships with other firms to automate aspects of next-generation sequencing sample prep using its equipment, for example with NuGen Technologies (IS 2/1/2011), Covaris (IS 3/1/2011), and EdgeBio (IS 6/28/2011).

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