TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Launches Genomic DNA ScreenTape

Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:00am EST

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today launched the Genomic DNA ScreenTape, a
prepackaged consumables device that works with the company`s 2200 TapeStation
instrument to determine the quantity, size and quality of genomic DNA in less
than two minutes per sample, using only one microliter of material. 

"The automated 2200 TapeStation and new Agilent Genomic DNA ScreenTape address
an important bottleneck and revolutionize the currently subjective quality
assessment of genomic DNA," said Dr. Donna McDade Walker, product manager for
microfluidics at Agilent. "Within minutes of testing their genomic DNA samples,
researchers can be confident that their starting materials are of the highest
quality. This introduction demonstrates our commitment to expanding the range of
automated sample QC tools for next-generation sequencing and workflows for array
comparative genome hybridization." 

The quality of genomic data depends on the quality of the starting material.
Therefore, it is imperative to determine whether samples contain a sufficient
quantity of intact, high-quality genomic DNA before committing time, money and
resources to a genomics experiment. The standard, manual method for assessing
the quality of genomic DNA samples is laborious, can take several hours to
complete and is prone to mistakes. 

For more information about the new Agilent Genomic DNA ScreenTape, visit 

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world`s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company`s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.
Information about Agilent is available at 

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