NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today priced its $1 billion convertible senior notes offering, which it expects will bring in net proceeds of approximately $985 million.

The $1 billion in senior notes is above the $900 million that the firm proposed on Wednesday when it initially announced the offering.

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