NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has received a $17 million contract from the US Food and Drug Administration to provide sequencing systems and reagents for food safety testing.

Under the five-year contract, Illumina will supply its MiSeq systems and reagents for performing whole-genome analysis on produce and produce-related environmental Salmonella and shigatoxigenic E. coli isolates.

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