This article was originally published Nov. 1.

Qiagen's next-generation sequencing system, GeneReader, is in the hands of several "alpha-beta" customers, and the company plans to expand its early-access program to additional customers this year with a full commercial launch planned in 2014, Qiagen CEO Peer Schatz said last week during a conference call discussing the company's third quarter results.

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