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Roche Places 454 GS FLX at India's IGIB

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Roche said yesterday that it has installed a Genome Sequencer FLX System at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi, India.
 
Roche said that IGIB plans to use the system for a range of applications, “with a special focus on metagenomics and de novo genome sequencing.”
 
The Centre for Genomic Application, a collaboration between IGIB and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, will use the system to provide sequencing services, Roche said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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