By Julia Karow

Illumina expects results from its ovarian cancer biomarker study in early 2012 and is working on capturing ovarian cancer cells from body fluids, a company executive said last week.

The company also asserted that the MiSeq platform, to be commercialized later this year, will be suitable for diagnostic applications in cancer and other areas.

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