By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe announced after the close of the market on Thursday that it has made a $50 million investment into sequencing firm Pacific Biosciences.

The Gen-Probe investment is part of a larger Series F private round of financing by PacBio, who is not disclosing the total amount for the round. As a result of the investment, Gen-Probe owns a 7 percent stake in PacBio.

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