GeneSeek Becomes Illumina's First Certified Service Provider to Use Infinium DNA Analysis BeadChips for Agriculture Research
News Jul 29, 2008
Illumina, Inc. has announced that GeneSeek Inc. is the first organization focusing on this key research community to become an Illumina CSPro® (certified service provider). Illumina CSPro is a collaborative service provider partnership dedicated to ensuring delivery of the quality data available for genetic analysis applications.
Using Illumina's Infinium® products, including the iSelect™ BovineSNP50, CanineSNP20, and EquineSNP50 BeadChips, GeneSeek offers its customers access to large-scale interrogation of plant and animal genomes.
"Interest in the Illumina CSPro program continues to grow with more than 20 academic and commercial technology providers already certified or in the process of certification. With GeneSeek as a partner, we are making it easier for the agricultural community to access high-quality genetic analysis solutions for their research," said Karen Possemato, Director of Corporate Marketing at Illumina.
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