Partnership to advance genetic sequencing
Biotechnology company Life Technologies Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., and febit holding GmbH of Heidelberg, Germany, a genomic research provider, have announced their intention to collaborate. They will combine the former company’s Applied Biosystems SOLiD high-throughput sequencing system with the latter’s HybSelect Sequence Capture solution. According to the companies, blending their technologies will reduce time, expenditure and effort when performing genetic testing, helping researchers to understand complex diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
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