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Sage Labs Partners with Cofactor Genomics on RNA Sequencing Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sage Labs today said that it has partnered with Cofactor Genomics to begin offering RNA sequencing services.

St. Louis-based Sage said that it will offer the services as part of its SAGEspeed Custom Model Creation Platform. The firm currently uses zinc finger nuclease and CRISPR/cas9 technology to generate genetically modified mice, rats, and rabbits, and now will be able to provide gene expression profiles on the resulting animal models, it said.

Kevin Gamber, director of marketing at Sage, said that through the alliance with Cofactor Genomics, "customers will not only receive their custom animal model, but will instantly be able to know which genes and pathways are potentially affected by the mutation."

Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

Cofactor, which also is based in St. Louis, is a contract research organization that uses multiple sequencing platforms and bioinformatics in proving services for life science and other researchers.