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Two recent analyst surveys found that users' experiences with their Illumina HiSeq and Life Technologies' Ion Torrent Proton sequencers vary markedly, illustrating that while Illumina still dominates the market, there may be an opportunity for Life Tech to catch up if it can improve customer satisfaction with Proton's accuracy.

In a survey of 20 Proton customers conducted by Leerink Swann in July, users were generally satisfied with their machines but had concerns about the accuracy of the systems.

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