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Illumina: Apr 22, 2004


Illumina last week began shipping its BeadStation 500G DNA-analysis platform. The instrument, which uses the company’s SNP-genotyping technology, can analyze samples on either of two bead-based Illumina array platforms: the 16-sample Sentrix BeadChip and the 96-sample Array Matrix. Cost for the platform begins at $250,000 [see the 11/13/03 Pharmacogenomics Reporter].

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