Kapa Biosystems will custom manufacture NGS library preparation products for Roche NimbleGen to distribute to its customers.

Roche NimbleGen’s new offering combines Kapa library preparation kits with Roche NimbleGen sequence capture products for complete workflow coverage, prior to sequencing.

This validated protocol provides customers with the ability to work with low DNA quantity or quality, including FFPE DNA for whole exome or targeted sequencing.

Compared to other workflows, this offering significantly reduces GC bias and obtains better molecular complexity, resulting in further improved enrichment performance.

Roche NimbleGen president Rebecca Selzer noted in addition to providing innovative technologies, the company has always been committed to maximizing customer convenience, and it makes every effort to achieve this goal

"Now our customers have a complete and streamlined workflow solution, from the combination of two industry-leaders with a reputation of high performing products," Selzer added.

In addition to the Kapa library preparation kits, Roche NimbleGen will also introduce other reagents in this offering to support the target enrichment workflow. All new products in this offering are available for ordering.

Terms and financials of the partnership were not disclosed.