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Illumina to Roll Out Sherlock Array Scanner in Q4

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 - Illumina will formally roll out its Sherlock array scanner over the next three months, a company official said today.


John Stuelpnagel, Illumina's senior vice president of operations, said the tool, a confocal scanner that acquires data from Illumina's BeadArray platform, is currently in the pilot-production stage.


Stuelpnagel spoke at the UBS Warburg global life-sciences conference, held here through Thursday.

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