Cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing mood among some of the bioinformatics vendors that have signed up to develop analysis tools for Illumina’s BaseSpace applications store.

In conversations with BioInform, most companies on the initial developer list described Illumina’s app-based model as a good fit for the life sciences space but made it clear that they will be keeping a close eye on adoption rates when the store officially opens in the fall.

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