NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific announced three South Korean companies have joined the Life Technologies Ion AmpliSeq Exome Certified Service Provider program.

The firms are Macrogen, Theragen Bio Institute and, as previously announced, DNA Link. In total, the CSP program has more than 36 members, Thermo Fisher said.

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