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Fasteris Buys Second Illumina Genome Analyzer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swiss sequencing services provider Fasteris said yesterday that it has purchased a second Genome Analyzer from Illumina.
 
Fasteris said that it bought a Genome Analyzer II, the latest generation of the high-throughput DNA sequencer, which enables paired-end reads.
 
The Geneva-based firm purchased its first Genome Analyzer a year ago and said that it would upgrade that system with the new optics of the GA II and with a paired-ends module.
 

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