NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leerink Swann today upgraded Illumina to an Outperform rating, saying the demand for its HiSeq next-generation sequencing platform has normalized, while interest among researchers in sequencing has remained high.

Separately, the investment firm revised estimates for Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Affymetrix, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bruker, and Waters.

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