Eurofins MWG Operon and Integrated Genomics Cooperate to Provide One-Stop Shopping for Complete Genome Projects
08 Oct 2011

Eurofins MWG Operon and Integrated Genomics have announced a cooperation agreement to combine their expertise in sequencing and analysis services for microbial, fungal and algal organisms. Integrated Genomics, based in Mount Prospect, Illinois, is the leading commercial provider of microbial bioinformatics tools and services based on the ERGO™ genome sequence analysis platform. Eurofins MWG Operon, based in Ebersberg, Germany, and a member of the Eurofins Group, is one of the leading global providers of DNA sequencing services, DNA synthesis products and bioinformatics services for academic and industrial research.

The goal of the cooperation is to provide customers “one-stop-shopping” for complete genome projects that delivers analysis results from the raw extracted DNA. Both companies together serve a worldwide market for their products and services.

“We take specific care to build up a technical and operational pipeline which is suitable to meet our quality standards and the high service level we want to provide to our customers”, says Bruno Poddevin, Eurofins Senior Vice President, Genomic Services. “The specific know-how and bioinformatics capabilities of Integrated Genomics are an excellent fit to our portfolio for prokaryotic, yeast and fungal genome sequencing services.”

“As a leader in the next generation sequencing technology, Eurofins has long been our preferred sequencing partner. With this increased integration we are now able to provide complete genome sequencing and analysis projects for our customers”, says John W. Elling, CEO of Integrated Genomics.

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