GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation [http://www.lifetech.com/] today announces four new members in Europe to its Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Certified Service Provider program [http://www.lifetechnologies.com/ioncsp], an organization of some of the world's top service providers that sequence and analyze human exomes. Using the Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Kit [http://products.invitrogen.com/ivgn/product/4487084], the Ion Proton(TM) Sequencer [http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en/home/Products-and-Services/Applications/Sequencing/Next-Generation-Sequencing/ion-torrent-next-generation-sequencing-workflow/ion-torrent-next-generation-sequencing-run-sequence/ion-proton-system-for-next-generation-sequencing.html], and the Ion Reporter(TM) Software [http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en/home/Products-and-Services/Applications/Sequencing/Next-Generation-Sequencing/ion-torrent-next-generation-sequencing-workflow/ion-torrent-next-generation-sequencing-data-analysis-workflow/ion-reporter-software.html], service providers can sequence two exomes in a single run-going from DNA to results in just two days.
Until now, exome sequencing through a service provider has cost $1,000 or more, taken six to eight weeks and required as much as three micrograms of DNA. Exome sequencing with Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Certified Service Providers requires just 50 ng of DNA and is competitively priced, making exome sequencing accessible to any researcher. This program eliminates the need to batch samples just to make the price of exome sequencing affordable.
The Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Certified Service Provider program welcomes the following European institutions:
-- La Plate-Forme SÉquenÇage et GÉnomique
Institut Cochin, Paris, France
-- Uppsala Genome Center
-- CRIBI Genomics Group [http://genomics.cribi.unipd.it/main/], University
of Padua, Italy
-- Biocant [http://www.genoinseq.com/pt/home/], Technology Transfer