Agilent, IMAXIO, certified provider, SureSelect
Agilent Technologies Names IMAXIO as Certified Provider of Target Enrichment Services for Next-Gen Sequencing
News Release from:
04 July 2012
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that IMAXIO has achieved Certified Service Provider status for the Agilent SureSelect Target Enrichment System for next-generation sequencing. IMAXIO has been a certified provider of Agilent microarray services for several years, and the company increased its service offerings in the beginning of 2012 by successfully passing Agilent's SureSelect service provider certification.
IMAXIO provides a wide range of integrated genomics services, including microarray-based studies (comparative genomic hybridization and transcriptomics studies) and next-generation approaches for both DNA and RNA sequencing. IMAXIO recently improved its throughput capabilities with the acquisition of the Agilent automated workstation for NGS library and microarray sample preparation.
This new target enrichment certification is an important step in order to strengthen our partnership with Agilent and to adapt to increased demand for integrated genomics, said Dr. Veronique Vidal, head of IMAXIO's Genomics Division.
SureSelect is the leader in NGS target enrichment, with over 250 publications, said Kathleen Shelton, senior director of Genomics Marketing at Agilent. We look forward to a productive and rewarding partnership with IMAXIO.
To achieve Certified Service Provider status, IMAXIO participated in comprehensive on-site training and then passed a rigorous set of requirements to demonstrate expertise and skill.
SureSelect is compatible with major NGS platforms such as Illumina, SOLiD and 454. Users of Agilent's eArray design tool can improve the efficiency of their research by easily designing custom products to target any genomic region of interest. SureSelect also allows customization of catalog kits with the addition of custom content.