NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has received a product approval certificate for clinical use for its MiSeqDx instrument and MiSeqDx Universal kit from South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

The registration allows Illumina to sell its instrument to clinical laboratories in South Korea, and will "accelerate the process for us to get other Illumina clinical products into this market in the future," Jason Kang, Illumina's commercial leader in South Korea, said in a statement.

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