Illumina said last week that it saw “continued strong demand” in the second quarter for its Genome Analyzer II, which now generates up to 15 gigabases of data per run at the company.
 
As part of its second-quarter financial report, the company also said that it will acquire Avantome, a privately held company developing a low-cost, long-read sequencing technology (see related article, this issue).
 

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