Illumina is continuing its push into the clinical next-generation sequencing space. Customers are validating MiSeq panels for clinical use; HiSeq 2500 purchases are increasing from commercial, translational, and hospital customers; and the firm's recently announced reorganization is aiming to further drive the company into the clinic, President and CEO Jay Flatley said this week during a conference call discussing Illumina's third quarter earnings.

Additionally, the company is still negotiating with BGI on a clinical sequencing contract.

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