Thursday, 27 May 2010

Malaysian Genomics Center Offers Genome Mapping for $4K

Malaysia Genomics Resource Centre (MGRC) has announced a genome mapping pipeline service starting at $4000 per genome.

“The target market, said Robert Hercus, managing director of MGRC, “is smaller labs, hospitals, and university researchers who perhaps do not have the facilities or the bioinformaticians but want to do some sequencing.”

“We want to un-complicate the lives of the researchers who are doing wet lab biology and research,” Robert told Bio-IT World in a phone interview. He believes the service will help smaller labs that do not have the time or resources to invest in learning 10-20 open-sources packages or pay for software or hardware.

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