Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announced that it has inked a deal with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) to distribute its automated next-generation sequencing library preparation system. Starting in the third quarter, IDT will distribute the Brea, California-based firm’s automated Biomek NGeniuS instrument in the US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, and the Netherlands.
The Biomek NGeniuS instrument supports IDT’s own xGen cfDNA and FFPE DNA library prep kit. Thus, the agreement will enable researchers to optimize library generation from degraded, low-input samples such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples.
“This partnership with IDT helps us further expand the reach of next-generation sequencing and unleash its power in labs that may not otherwise have access,” noted a statement from Calvin Cortes, Biomek NGeniuS System product manager.
Beckman Coulter, which is owned by Danaher, has also partnered with several outside firms to develop applications on the Biomek NGeniuS System with not only IDT but also Illumina and China-based AmoyDx.