DNASTAR® and Ion Torrent, a unit of Life Technologies has announced a collaboration in which Ion Torrent will be offering DNASTAR’s sequence assembly and analysis software products to its customers through the Ion Torrent on-line web store. The combined instrument and software offering will allow Ion Torrent customers to go from DNA to completed data assembly and analysis in one workflow.
Tom Schwei, Vice President and General Manager of DNASTAR, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Ion Torrent. The market segments that Ion Torrent is targeting align nicely with DNASTAR’s core business, strengths and product offering. We share a common vision of bringing next-generation sequencing solutions to every life science lab globally in an affordable and easy to use manner. This collaboration makes complete sense and will help expand the use of this important and useful technology much more broadly.”
Mike Lelivelt, Ph.D., Director of Bioinformatics and Software Products for Ion Torrent, added, “Our guiding principles at Ion Torrent are speed, simplicity and scalability and we look for partners who share that vision and can deliver it to customers. DNASTAR is one of those companies and we are pleased that they will now be able to use DNASTAR’s sequence assembly and analysis tools with the Ion Personal Genome Machine as a turnkey sequencing solution.”