Agilent Technologies and Oxford Gene Technology Expand Microarray and Sequencing Partnership

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Oxford Gene Technology today announced they have expanded an existing partnership into an exclusive agreement for Agilent to provide OGT with oligonucleotide microarrays and SureSelect target enrichment products for next-generation sequencing.

Mike Evans, chief executive of OGT, said: “We are delighted to have been able to broaden our supply partnership with Agilent to include the industry-leading SureSelect platform for our recently launched Genefficiency next-generation sequencing service. We are also pleased to extend our OEM supply agreement for oligonucleotide microarrays, building on the success of our comprehensive CytoSure product range for cytogenetics.”

“Agilent and OGT have a very close working relationship and we are excited to expand our collaboration to the SureSelect platform under our Certified Services Provider program,” said Robert Schueren, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s genomics business. “OGT’s bioinformatics capabilities add significant value to customers targeting specific areas of the genome with our SureSelect product line.”