Bio-Rad Laboratories said last week that it acquired next-generation sequencing technology firm GnuBio for an undisclosed price with the goal of commercializing a clinical NGS system.

GnuBio will remain based in Cambridge, Mass., where it is developing a droplet-based next-gen sequencing system that uses "picoinjector" technology developed in Co-founder David Weitz's physics laboratory at Harvard University.

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