Applied Biosystems, Illumina, Orchid Cellmark | GenomeWeb

Applied Biosystems announced the limited release of its new UTH genotyping system, SNPlex. The tool, which uses ABI’s 3730xl and 3730 sequencers, will eventually produce 1 million genotypes per instrument per day at a cost of $.01 per genotype or less, the firm said.

The SNPlex is based on ABI’s oligo ligation-reagent and electrophoretic-detection technology and bears more than a passing resemblance to the genotyping platform the Applera unit was to co-develop with Illumina.

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