Illumina Array Customers 'Apprehensive' of Possible Roche Takeover, Fear Platform 'Stagnation' | GenomeWeb

By Justin Petrone

Some core laboratory directors and other customers who use Illumina's microarrays are "apprehensive" about Roche's bid to acquire the San Diego vendor for $5.7 billion, arguing that while a Roche takeover might have positive implications for the adoption of next-generation sequencing in the clinic, the Swiss diagnostics giant does not have as strong a reputation when it comes to technology innovation.

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