Independent new company will accelerate development of Illumina’s forensic genomics technologies to enable more insight than traditional methods
“Verogen will build on Illumina’s past efforts by focusing on innovation, development, and commercialization of forensic genomics products, built on a deep understanding of how to improve the science behind the use of genetic data in matters of justice,” said
The MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System has been deployed in operational crime laboratories, private service labs, and forensic research institutes worldwide. Significant gains toward the implementation of the system into routine forensic casework were made in 2016 and the earliest adopters are expected to go live this year.
“The power of genomics to serve the forensic market while improving justice and public safety, provides a strong case for the need to address remaining barriers to NGS adoption in crime laboratories as quickly as possible,” said
Verogen is headquartered in the
“Forensic customers have unique requirements and I look forward to working with them to provide the best NGS solutions for their applications,” said Malloy. “We feel we can best serve this growing market by having a singular focus and forensic-specific functionality.”
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