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Illumina Sells BeadLab to Johns Hopkins

NEW YORK, July 10 - Johns Hopkins University has bought one of Illumina's BeadLab SNP-genotyping labs, the company said today.

The school will install the platform in its Genetic Resources Core Facility, which will use it to "perform whole-genome and fine-mapping studies." The Center for Inherited Disease Research at Johns Hopkins will also use the platform.


Lastly, the GRCF will able to sell genotyping services outside the university performed on the BeadLab, Illumina said.

The BeadLab costs between $1.5 million and $2 million and can produce up to 1 million genotypes per day, according to Illumina.

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