Don’t Make Me Pull the Car Over. ABI- Illumina Dispute Heads for Arbitration
A California judge ordered Illumina and Applied Biosystems to take their breach-of-contract dispute to an arbitrator, Illumina said late last week.
The legal tussle arises out of an agreement the companies penned in 1999 to jointly commercialize a genotyping system. In July 2002, following delays in the development of the system, Illumina decided to launch its own platform, the BeadArray SNP genotyping system.