September 9, 2010 / b3c newswire / - Roche NimbleGen (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announces that Southern California (Aliso Viejo) based genomic services provider Ambry Genetics has officially become a Certified Service Provider (CSP) for the NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Exome workflow. They will provide target-enrichment services using NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Human Exome coupled with next-generation sequencing services for genetic research. Ambry Genetics has passed a rigorous certification test plan with precise experimental standards to officially join the Roche NimbleGen Certified Service Provider Program. They will process customer gDNA samples for genomic enrichment, using 2.1 million optimized DNA probes from SeqCap EZ Exome to capture all human coding exons, and sequence the enriched samples using short-read, paired-end sequencing.
“Our Genomics team has processed hundreds of samples for various projects utilizing many target-enrichment technologies. Ambry Genetics is very honored to have been selected by Roche NimbleGen as the first Certified Service Provider in the United States offering the NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Human Exome product. With this addition, we are currently the only service provider in the world to offer the latest in sequence capture technologies to researchers,“ said Ardy Arianpour, Vice President of Business Development at Ambry Genetics.
“Roche NimbleGen is extremely excited to welcome Ambry Genetics as our first Certified Service Provider in the United States. This addition will provide more researchers with access to the innovative NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Human Exome technology. Ambry Genetics’ commitment to high quality genomic and next-generation sequencing services is an ideal fit with our SeqCap EZ Exome technology, and we look forward to this partnership and the innovation and value it will provide to the research market" said Dr. Frank Pitzer, CEO of Roche NimbleGen, Inc.
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About Ambry Genetics - www.ambrygen.com
Ambry Genetics is a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified commercial clinical laboratory headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. Established in 2000, it is a recognized leader in diagnostic and contract genomic services. Ambry specializes in the application of new technologies to molecular diagnostics and genetics research. To learn more about Ambry Genetics, visit www.ambrygen.com
About Roche - www.roche.com
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes management. Roche’s personalised healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients.
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