Mayo Clinic Selects Complete Genomics to Provide Outsourced Whole Genome Sequencing; Terms Not Disclosed
Complete Genomics Inc. (Nasdaq: GNOM) announced today that it has been selected by Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine to provide outsourced whole human genome sequencing. Mayo Clinic researchers will now be able to employ Complete Genomics' sequencing service for some of its large-scale whole genome sequencing projects.
The Center for Individualized Medicine operates a comprehensive sequencing laboratory in its own Medical Genome Facility, but it determined that collaboration with Complete Genomics could supplement the services available to its community of medical researchers. Under the terms of the agreement, Mayo Clinic can send genetic material to Complete Genomics for sequencing and analysis. It will continue to operate and invest in its Medical Genome Facility. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"Mayo Clinic, through the Center for Individualized Medicine, already has several high-impact genome- and epigenome-based studies underway in individualized care for our patients," said Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. "Access to quality whole genome sequencing services can only expedite our efforts to improve care for all of our patients with new individualized medicine tools and techniques."
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