Illumina plans to expand its sales presence both at home and abroad as decreasing prices for its microarray and sequencing products allow it to reach new customers, according to a company executive.

Christian Henry, general manager of Illumina's Genomics Solutions business, provided an update on the company at the RW Baird Growth Stock Conference, held last week in Chicago.

According to Henry, whose remarks were webcast, Illumina will "add significantly" to its sales force this year to reach customers in emerging markets.

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