By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina disclosed after the close of the market on Thursday that it has signed a lease for new and bigger headquarters within San Diego.

The lease is anticipated to take effect Nov. 1. Under the terms of the lease, Illumina's new headquarters will consist of two existing office buildings and a central plant building containing about 346,600 rentable square feet in aggregate, the company said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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