Singular Genomics in pact with TwinStrand Biosciences for next gen sequencing

Jun. 06, 2022 4:35 PM ETSingular Genomics Systems, Inc. (OMIC)QGEN, ABy: Dulan Lokuwithana, SA News Editor

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  • Life sciences company, Singular Genomics Systems (NASDAQ:OMIC) has partnered with Seattle-based startup TwinStrand Biosciences, Inc. to develop next-generation sequencing (NGS) solutions for Singular‘s G4 sequencing platform, the companies announced on Monday.
  • Per the terms, Singular and TwinStrand will leverage their respective technologies in Q50+ High Definition Sequencing and TwinStrand Duplex Sequencing to co-develop highly sensitive applications for minimal residual disease (MRD) detection.
  • An indicator of the future outcome of cancer, MRD is important in a wide range of uses such as treatment planning and drug development.
  • The partnership will broaden the product portfolio of both companies, Singular (OMIC) and TwinStrand said.
  • Early this year, La Jolla, California-based Singular (OMIC) announced partnerships with Agilent (A) and COVID-19 test maker QIAGEN for the G4 sequencing platform.

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