NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Visions said this week that it has completed the Illumina CSPro certification for Infinium Whole-Genome Genotyping. The Middleton, Wis.-based firm said that it underwent a rigorous two-phase certification process including minimum data generation, data certification, and an on-site audit of its facility and processes.


Roche said that the Research Institute of the Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona is the first Spanish health center to acquire a 454 Life Sciences Genome Sequencer FLX System.

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