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Southern California Genotyping Consortium Buys an Illumina BeadLab

NEW YORK, July 1 (GenomeWeb News) - The Southern California Genotyping Consortium, a group of 30 academic investigators researching the pathogenesis of complex traits and diseases, has purchased a BeadLab, Illumina's production-scale SNP genotyping laboratory, for installation at the University of California, Los Angeles, the company said today.


Nelson Freimer, a professor of psychiatry, behavioral sciences, and human genetics and director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA, will lead the BeadLab facility.  Freimer participated in beta testing of the company's BeadStation benchtop platform earlier this year.


Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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