NEW YORK, Oct. 23 - Amersham Biosciences said on Tuesday that the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has bought 21 of its MegaBACE 4000 DNA analysis system.

The new ultra high-throughput systems are intended to augment JGI's current sequencing operations, which are built on the MegaBACE platform, according to the company. Installation has already begun, the company added.

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