Agencourt Launches Premier Research Sample Sequencing Service; The First Fully Automated High Performance Sequencing Pipeline for Individual Sequencing Samples.
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BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003
Agencourt Bioscience Corporation, a provider of genomic services and nucleic acid nucleic acid, any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of hereditary information and in the expression of this information through protein synthesis. purification products to the life sciences industry, today introduced QuickLane(TM) Research Sample Sequencing, a new sequencing service for individual research samples. Researchers can now submit a single sample for sequencing using Agencourt's high performance genomic pipeline and receive results within 24 to 48 hours.
Agencourt is well respected for quality sequencing in a high throughput environment, having an established genomics pipeline with the capacity to sequence over 20 million Phred20 bases per day. This pipeline is now available to customers with individual research samples through Agencourt's QuickLane Research Sample Sequencing service.
Distinguishing features of Agencourt's QuickLane sequencing service are the fully automated sample handling and the high level of data tracking involved from the time of sample submission in 2D bar coded tubes to data delivery via a secure FTP site A server on the Internet that maintains files for downloading. An FTP site may be one or more servers or just one or two folders dedicated to file transfer on a single server. See FTP and anonymous FTP. .
"We understand that every sample is important to our clients, so sample tracking and data management are a top priority at Agencourt," says Brendan McKernan, Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations, Agencourt Bioscience. "Customers submit samples to us in 2D bar coded tubes which are directly integrated into our Galaxy LIMS LIMS Laboratory Information Management System
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About Agencourt Bioscience Corporation
Agencourt Bioscience Corporation is a provider of genomic services and nucleic acid purification products that help biotech and pharmaceutical companies improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their drug development pipelines. Agencourt's Discovery Solutions(TM) suite of genomic and functional genomic services include high-throughput sequencing, SAGE(TM) sequencing, SNP SNP Scottish National Party
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SPRI Schering-Plough Research Institute (Corporate division) ) technology, which has been adopted by several of the largest genome research Genome Research is the title of a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The focus of the journal is on genome-wide studies in any organism, including single gene studies that are placed in a genomic context. facilities, resulting in more base pairs contributed to GenBank than any other nucleic acid purification technology and used to sequence over one-third of the human genome The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is composed of 24 distinct pairs of chromosomes (22 autosomal + X + Y) with a total of approximately 3 billion DNA base pairs containing an estimated 20,000–25,000 genes. . Several of Agencourt's founders worked at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, and have significant experience in combining the chemistries and instrumentation for high-throughput genomics. Agencourt is located in Beverly, Massachusetts and is available on the Web at www.agencourt.com.