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Illumina Nabs New Gene Sequencing Client

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    San Diego-based Illumina Inc. has another buyer for its $10 million gene sequencing platform – WuXi PharmaTech Inc., a biotech, pharma and medical device research and development outsourcing firm with operations in China and the U.S.

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    WuXi said the equipment will enable it to expand its clinical genomic services in the Asia Pacific region and conduct populationwide genome sequencing.

    Illumina’s HiSeq X Ten is the first gene sequencing equipment that brings the cost of decoding an entire human genome to less than $1,000. The high-profile device has announced a string of customers, its most recent being the newly launched, San Diego-based Human Longevity Inc., headed by lauded area scientist J. Craig Venter. The HLI bought two of the devices with its $70 million in startup funding.
     

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