Science - September 13, 2011

New gene sequencers for Keygene and Wageningen UR

Biotech company Keygene and Plant Research International have bought jointly two new DNA sequencers. This new type of machine can quickly map the genome of plants and microbes. The two machines cost 1.7 million euros.

The purchase of the new DNA sequencers was made possible by CAT-Agrofood, an equipment fund belonging to the Ministry of EL&I and the province of Gelderland. The aim of this fund is to facilitate the purchase of equipment for advanced research by companies and knowledge institutions. CAT-Agrofood has already purchased an MRI scanner for the Gelderse Vallei hospital and Wageningen nutrition researchers.
 

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