By Julia Karow

Life Technologies next month plans to launch improvements for its SOLiD platform and present results from its single-molecule sequencing technology, according to the company's chief executive.

The company also bets that tumor sequencing is bound to be used as a diagnostic tool for making treatment decisions in cancer, said CEO Greg Lucier, speaking at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week.

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