UK service provider Source BioScience has opened a DNA sequencing services laboratory in Dublin, Ireland, which it claims is the first commercial sequencing lab in the country.
The laboratory will be based within Trinity College Dublin. The company said it will offer DNA sequencing to customers within the university and will also provide access to "other services" through the facility, including access to sequencing and genotyping technologies that it offers through its Nottingham, UK, facility.
Source BioScience will provide technical staff to operate the Dublin facility as well as "infrastructure and technology platforms." The company also said it planned to continue to form partnerships with other academic institutions to expand its DNA sequencing facilities.
Last month, Source BioScience announced that it purchased two Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx systems and had plans to purchase the HiSeq 2000 later in the year, all for its Nottingham facility (see In Sequence 1/26/2010).