NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has selected three companies for the inaugural Illumina Accelerator funding cycle, the company said today.

Encoded Genomics, EpiBiome, and Xcell Biosciences will receive seed funding, as well as business advice as result of their selection. Additionally, they will have access to Illumina's sequencing systems and reagents and be provided fully operational laboratory space in the San Francisco Bay area during the six-month cycle.

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