NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Everist Genomics today said that it will open a lab within Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Labs innovation center in San Diego.

The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based personalized medicine technologies firm said that it is one of only 15 firms that have been selected to date by J&J to set up a lab at the innovation center, which was launched in January 2012. It intends to open the lab in the third quarter of this year, enabling the firm to realize cost efficiencies from sharing resources with other firms that set up labs at Janssen Labs.

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