NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Beijing Genomics Institute is dramatically expanding its DNA sequencing capacity by adding fourteen new next-generation sequencers, BGI said today.

BGI said it has ordered 11 new Illumina Genome Analyzers and three Roche Genome Sequencer FLX instruments. The Institute already had six Illumina sequencers, as well as 26 3730xl sequencers from Applied Biosystems and 107 MegBACE-1000 sequencers from GE Healthcare.

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