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Flanders Institutes Purchase Roche/454 Sequencer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Flanders Institute for Biotechnology and the Catholic University of Leuven said today that they have jointly purchased a sequencer from Roche subsidiary 454 Life Sciences.
 
The sequencer will be housed in the Genetic Service Facility of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology’s Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Antwerp, but the organizations said the system will available to other Flemish researchers.
 
The new sequencing capacity will be used to sequence “new, full genomes of interesting organisms” and to trace genetic variations that cause illnesses.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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