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Rubicon Genomics Inks Additional Agreements for DNA Library Prep Kits

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rubicon Genomics today announced distribution deals to expand the availability of its DNA library preparation products.

The deals cover the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm's ThruPlex-FD Prep Kits and PicoPlex DNA-seq Kits for Illumina's next-generations sequencing platforms. The new partners include GenoMax Technologies for Singapore and Malaysia; BioChemMack for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan; and D-Mark Biosciences for Canada.

Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

ThruPlex-FD Prep Kits for Illumina's NGS systems "streamline library preparation for fragmented DNA/cDNA and reduce sample input amounts to picogram levels," Rubicon Genomics said, while the PicoPlex WGA Kit and PicoPlex DNA-seq Kits amplify DNA from a single cell, yielding a "highly consistent" and reproducible library. The technology amplifies single-copy genomic DNA with input concentrations of less than six picograms.

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