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Shanghai Biochip Center Buys Illumina BeadLab

NEW YORK, June 30 - Illumina said today that it has sold a BeadLab SNP genotyping laboratory to the National Center for Biochip Technology in Shanghai, China.


The system will be installed at a new NCBT facility in Shanghai and used for large-scale genotyping projects such as the identification of genes associated with complex disease and the stratification of patient populations based on genetic differences.


The BeadLab, which includes a BeadArray reader, GoldenGate assay protocols, LIMS and analytical software, and fluid-handling robotics, will also help support China's participation in the International HapMap Project.

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