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|Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina Sign Agreement to Provide Research Market Broader Access to Ion AmpliSeq Technology|
Industry-leading amplicon solution facilitates targeted next-generation sequencing in multiple application areas
Under the agreement, Thermo Fisher will provide
“Thermo Fisher expects standardization on the AmpliSeq technology will
have a profound impact on disease research and encourage greater
collaboration among the NGS community,” said
The agreement enables
“This partnership represents a significant step forward enabling a high
performing, flexible amplicon chemistry for use on Illumina’s
market-leading portfolio of sequencing systems,” said
Introduced to the market in 2011, Ion AmpliSeq technology was developed to facilitate amplicon sequencing on the Ion Torrent NGS systems. The technology leverages highly multiplexed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to quickly and easily capture DNA or RNA targets from very limited samples. It has since proven to be a highly desired and effective NGS amplicon sequencing solution for its ease-of-use, scalability, efficient workflow and ability to provide trusted data in multiple NGS research application areas. To date, more than 1,100 Ion AmpliSeq technology studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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