Pacific Biosciences

PacBio's shares skyrocketed 76 percent in November on the news that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for $1.2 billion in cash.

With long-read sequencing, mapping, and other approaches, researchers assembled a high-quality genome for Aedes aegypti, a notorious infectious disease vector.

Users expressed concern that Illumina would have an even tighter grip on the sequencing market but are optimistic that it would spur development of PacBio's technology.

The company reported its third-quarter results concomitantly with an announcement that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for approximately $1.2 billion.

Illumina touted PacBio's accuracy, technology roadmap, and potential clinical applications as key to why the company wanted to acquire it.

The Darwin Tree of Life Project aims to sequence the genetic codes of 66,000 different species in the UK as part of the Earth BioGenome Project.

The investment bank said that PacBio's SMRT sequencing technology has always been attractive compared to traditional NGS shotgun sequencing.

The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.

The firm will sell more than 14 million shares of its common stock for $4.25 per share.

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