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Roche and Kapa Biosystems to Partner

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Kapa Biosystems will custom manufacture NGS library preparation products for Roche NimbleGen to distribute to its customers.

Roche and Kapa Biosystems announced today a partnership to provide an optimized NGS target enrichment workflow solution. 

Roche NimbleGen’s new offering combines KAPA Library Preparation Kits with Roche NimbleGen sequence capture products for complete workflow coverage, prior to sequencing. This validated protocol provides customers with the ability to work with low DNA quantity or quality, including FFPE DNA for whole exome or targeted sequencing. Compared to other workflows, this offering significantly reduces GC bias and obtains better molecular complexity, resulting in further improved enrichment performance.

“In addition to providing innovative technologies, Roche NimbleGen has always been committed to maximizing customer convenience, and we make every effort to achieve this goal,” said Rebecca Selzer, President, Roche NimbleGen, “now our customers have a complete and streamlined workflow solution, from the combination of two industry-leaders with a reputation of high performing products.”

“Our partnership with Roche NimbleGen brings together complementary, best-in-class products for target enrichment, enabling higher quality sequencing across a broad range of sample types and DNA inputs. We are committed to continuously providing customers with enhanced product functionality that addresses the growing diversity of sequencing applications,” said John Foskett, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kapa Biosystems.

In addition to the KAPA Library Preparation Kits, Roche NimbleGen will also introduce other reagents in this offering to support the target enrichment workflow. All new products in this offering are available for ordering.

Terms and financials of the partnership were not disclosed.

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