This article was originally published Aug. 13.

Helicos BioSciences said last week that it has placed a Helicos Genetic Analysis System at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

The instrument has been installed in the lab of Daniel Haber, who will explore the use of the system for use in characterizing circulating tumor cells, the company said.

Helicos did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

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