NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche's 454 Life Sciences is expanding into a new manufacturing space near its headquarters in Branford, Conn., the company confirmed this week.

The sequencing technologies subsidiary of Roche will spend $5 million on the 55,400-square-feet building, according to a report this week in The Hartford Courant. According to the paper, Roche will outfit the building for R&D efforts.

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