BGI Americas Banks on Chinese Institute's Vast Sequencing and Bioinformatics Capacity

By the end of the year, BGI expects to generate 5 terabases worth of sequence data per day. Its Hong Kong location, which handles international samples, will be outfitted with at least 100 Illumina HiSeq 2000 machines and 20 Applied Biosystems SOLiD instruments, while the Shenzhen facility, which focuses on domestic projects, will have 37 HiSeqs and between 5 and 10 SOLiDs.

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