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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences said that in the first two weeks since it launched its Sequel System, it has received as many requests for quotes as it did collectively in the prior nine months for its RS II system, and several of those requests have turned into sales.

In addition, the firm said that it will ship 10 Sequel systems in the fourth quarter, including several to Roche, thereby reaching its final $20 million milestone in its development agreement with the Swiss diagnostics and drug giant.

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