Life Technologies, Ignite Institute team on sequencing

January 28, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: GenomeWeb News] – Life Technologies today said that it will team with the Ignite Institute on creating the largest next-generation genomic sequencing facility in North America, part of which includes Ignite purchasing 100 of the firm’s new SOLiD 4 Sequencing System.

Life Technologies announced after the close of the market yesterday the launch of the SOLiD 4, which will be available for upgrade this quarter. It said that the newest system generates up to 100 gigabases of mappable sequence data per run at a cost of $6,000 per genome.

The firm said that the new instrument will “provide the throughput to fuel the research that could yield countless diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic advances.”

For more information: Life Technologies, Ignite Institute Team on Sequencing; Ignite Buys 100 New SOLiD Systems