Laboratory information management system software company GenoLogics said last week that it has closed an $8 million funding round led by Illumina, a new investor in the company.

The financing will be used to develop products for clinical applications and new desktop sequencing systems, and also to expand sales and marketing functions. As part of the deal, Illumina's senior vice president and chief commercial officer, Tristan Orpin, will join GenoLogics' board of directors.

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