NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Helicos BioSciences has reduced the price of its single-molecule Helicos Genetic Analysis sequencing system by about 25 percent to $999,000, company officials said at the JPMorgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco today.

The company has also received its third order for the instrument from the University of Maryland, according to the officials.

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