Quest to Use Illumina NGS Platform to Create New Lab Test Services
Among the terms, Quest will have broad rights to use Illumina’s sequencing and genotyping technology, including the MiSeq® platform and related consumables, to develop, validate and offer molecular laboratory-developed tests for several disease states to clinicians in
“Quest’s science and innovation strategy is focused on accelerating the introduction of clinically meaningful diagnostic solutions that aid the management of the individual patient across a continuum of care, promoting better outcomes,” said
In 2013, Quest introduced new clinicaltesting services based on
DNA sequencing is a process that determines the order of individual nucleotides of DNA molecules across a single gene, several genes or a full genome. Unlike older technologies, next-generation sequencing platforms can sequence multiple molecules simultaneously, providing greater information about the genetic basis of disease for lower cost.
“We are excited to support Quest’s further expansion into next-generation sequencing,” said
Illumina (www.illumina.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.
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