This story has been updated from a previous version to include additional information from a company spokesperson.

Helicos BioSciences said today that it has sold a Helicos Genetic Analysis System to "an undisclosed biotechnology company in the Northeast."

To date, Helicos has announced instrument placements or orders at Stanford University, the Broad Institute, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the University of Maryland. The new order would be the first that it has disclosed for a commercial entity.

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