By Justin Petrone

Illumina's acquisition of reagent maker Epicentre Biotechnologies could offer some advantages for its microarray business, according to company officials.

CEO Jay Flatley said during an earnings call last week that the firm has in the past licensed "several" Epicentre enzymes for use in its array business. Now the firm has the "ability to use those enzymes at cost rather than [retail] price," he said.

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