NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today announced sweeping changes to its organization in order to maintain growth in its existing markets and to move into new ones.

In a letter to employees, which was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Illumina President and CEO Jay Flatley laid out the changes, which include the creation of new business units, new roles for existing managers, and the separation of the president's position from Flatley's continued role as CEO.

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