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Solexa to Phase Out MPSS Activities This Year

NEW YORK, April 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Solexa plans to discontinue its activities involving Lynx's legacy Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing technology this year and is renegotiating with MPSS customers to provide them with services based on the company's Sequencing-by-Synthesis chemistry, Solexa said in an SEC filing on Friday.

 

This is the first time that Solexa has been specific about when it plans to phase out the MPSS technology it inherited from Lynx. Last May, Solexa CEO John West told BioArray News that the company would continue to offer MPSS through the launch of the SBS-Cluster analysis system, and that it would encourage MPSS customers to switch over time. At that time, Solexa did not provide a timeline.

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