NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Soon after Illumina last week disclosed its plans to acquire Solexa for $600 million in stock, Illumina’s CEO spent the rest of the week explaining to investors and employees how the deal emerged, and how the two companies plan to integrate their technologies and businesses.
 
After the merger, expected to close by the end of next March, Solexa will become a sequencing business unit of Illumina. Solexa currently employs 175people and Illumina had 375staffers as of January.
 

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