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By Monica Heger
This story, originally published on Nov. 16, has been updated to include information about the MHC capture technique BGI has developed with Roche NimbleGen.

The companies will develop automated methods for sequencing library preparation, enrichment of target regions, quantification, and quality control using NimbleGen's SeqCap EZ Library solution-based capture method and Caliper's Sciclone NGS Workstation.

The firms have been working together for two years and have developed the HeatWave chips for use on RainDance's RDT 1000 instrument for sequence enrichment and targeted sequencing applications.

BaseClear has received certified service provider status to process certain Roche NimbleGen samples.

The blood bank will use the new enrichment approach, developed on Anagnostics' three-dimensional Hybcell array platform, for applications such as human leukocyte antigen subtyping.

Atlas will process customer gDNA samples for genomic enrichment using the complete NimbleGen Sequence Capture Array and solution-based capture workflow.

Robert Schueren, vice president and general manager of its Agilent's genomics business, said the company is open to licensing its IP to others.

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