By Julia Karow

This article was originally published July 28.

Illumina has taken orders for more than 135 MiSeq instruments and has begun shipping the benchtop platform to early-access customers, the company said last week in a call to discuss its second-quarter financial results.

Second-quarter sequencing revenues grew more than 50 percent, largely driven by HiSeq 2000 sales, as the company reduced its backlog of orders for the system.

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