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From Beads To Bases: Illumina Beefs up Oligo Manufacturing Capacity

 

Illumina announced last week it had tripled its oligonucleotide manufacturing capacity to over 5 million DNA sequences per year. The San Diego-based maker of fiber optic bundle BeadArrays is planning to produce plate-sized “oligator” oligos for the commercial market, which it is pricing at 18 cents per base.

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