NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sage Science said today that it will work with Illumina to co-market its automated gel technology with Illumina's next-generation sequencers.
The Beverly, Mass.-based firm said that the companies will co-market its Pippin Prep system for library size selection in sequencing projects.
The Pippin Prep automates size selection of DNA for library preparation in sequencing projects and is an alternative to manual gel extraction and purification, the company said. Sage Science said that using the Pippin Prep can enhance the sequence diversity and reduce low molecular weight contamination in sequencing libraries when compared to traditional gel methods.
As reported by GenomeWeb Daily News earlier today, Caliper Life Sciences also has signed a co-marketing pact with Illumina for gene sequencing and sample prep-related technologies.
Earlier this week, a similar sample prep-sequencing alliance was announced by Fluidigm and Roche 454 Life Sciences.