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Sequenom to Establish MassArray Haplotyping Facility at Genaissance


SAN DIEGO--Sequenom announced that it will install its MassArray genotyping system as the platform for the high-throughput haplotyping facility at Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, a population genomics and informatics company in New Haven, Conn. The agreement follows an initial MassArray system placement at Genaissance, which will now purchase at least two additional units.

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