NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Privately held Chinese diagnostics services firm iGenomics has purchased 17 of Life Technologies' Ion Proton next-generation sequencing systems and has agreed to add 15 more machines by the end of the year, Life Tech said today.

Guangzhou, China-based iGenomics will initially use the sequencers for research in aneuploidy screening, but plans to expand into other applications.

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