NEW YORK – SPT Labtech of Cambridge, UK, said on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to comarket the firms' products for next-generation sequencing sample preparation.
Under the initiative, the companies will comarket Thermo Fisher's NGS library preparation kits with SPT Labtech's Mosquito HV Genomics and Dragonfly Discovery automation systems, which they said will result in reduced reagent volumes.
The deal will initially support Thermo Fisher's Invitrogen Collibri DNA Library Prep Kits for Illumina systems and Collibri Library Quantification Kits for use in infectious disease studies.
"NGS technology evolves quickly and it can be time consuming for individual labs to automate the newest library prep kits," said Joby Jenkins, director of product strategy at SPT Labtech, in a statement. "Our goal is to automate and miniaturize processes for NGS so scientists can expand the scope of their research programs and, ultimately, generate insights into human health."