By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for the firm's BeadXpress multiplex system.

The FDA cleared the system, which includes the BeadXpress Reader and VeraScan software, for in vitro diagnostic applications. Illumina said that it can simultaneously detect multiple analytes in a DNA sample using the firm's VeraCode holographic microbead technology.

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