First certified service provider appointed for Agilent target enrichment and microarrays

November 15, 2010

Agilent Technologies has announced that Beckman Coulter Genomics has achieved Certified Service Provider status for the company's target enrichment system

Agilent Technologies has announced that Beckman Coulter Genomics has achieved Certified Service Provider (CSP) status for the Agilent SureSelect Target Enrichment System, including new SureSelect XT that combines sequencing library preparation and gDNA preparative reagents. Through its acquisition of Cogenics, Beckman Coulter is also a CSP for Agilent SurePrint microarrays, making the company the first CSP for both Agilent platforms.

“We’re very pleased to see Beckman Coulter Genomics leverage their considerable expertise in next-gen sequencing and genomic analysis with the performance of the Agilent SureSelect and SurePrint platforms,” said Chris Grimley, PhD, Agilent marketing director, Genomics. “Life science and pharmaceutical researchers around the world will reap the benefits of this powerful association.”

Beckman is now certified to perform SureSelect target enrichment upstream of both the AB SOLiD and Illumina genome analyser sequencers. SureSelect has been reported to increase the speed and cost efficiency of next-generation sequencing workflows by enabling experiments to focus on genomic regions of interest rather than sequencing the entire genome.

For more information visit the companies’ websites at www.agilent.com and www.beckmangenomics.com