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Whitehead Genome Center First Customer of New Sequenom MassArray Unit

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 - Sequenom today said that the Whitehead Institute's Center for Genome Research will be the first customer of its new MassArray 20K system.


Sequenom said the tool, which was launched today and will be delivered to Whitehead in the fourth quarter, can automate the preparation of as many as 20,000 analytic reactions in 12 hours, Sequenom said. The company added that previously it would have taken three standard MassArrays and six additional technicians to achieve similar results.


The 20K features thermal cyclers that Sequenom claims are four times faster than existing technology and can complete 50 cycles in less than 30 minutes.


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