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The four new SOLiD machines, which will operate in DNAVision's Brussels facility, will add to the company's existing fleet of two Illumina HiSeq 2000 and one Roche 454 GS FLX.

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The new platform will add to the firm's existing next-gen sequencing services on the Illumina HiSeq 2000, Illumina GAIIx, and Roche 454 GS FLX.

DNAVision CEO Jean-Pol Detiffe said this week that the company will use the HiScanSQ for its pharmaceutical and medical research customers' ongoing genome-wide association projects.

The company expects to receive the instrument before the end of June and will install it at its facility in Gosselies, Belgium.

The HiSeq 2000 joins DNAVision's other next-gen sequencing platforms that are used in its genomics services offerings.

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Illumina certified DNAVision to provide genotyping services using Illumina's Infinium platform.

The Belgian companies will offer the microarray analysis platform to biotech and pharma firms.

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