Illumina this week launched its BeadXpress system, a platform for research and clinical development applications that uses its VeraCode digital microbead technology, rather than its arrays, as its foundation.
 
The company said it has signed four collaborations since May 2006 to use the BeadXpress as a platform to deploy diagnostic content. Illumina also said it could file tests for US regulatory approval sometime next year, and BeadXpress customers may in the future use the platform to develop homebrew tests.

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