NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina and Kindstar Global, a Chinese diagnostic testing service provider, have signed a strategic collaboration to introduce molecular assays based on Illumina products in Kindstar's laboratories, the companies said today.

The partnership involves Illumina's TruSight content sets for targeted next-generation sequencing, Infinium Dx CytoSNP-12 BeadChip assay, and NuPCR reagents for qPCR.

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