This story was originally published Nov. 4.

Pacific Biosciences said this week that Hong Kong-based Gene Company will distribute, market, and sell its RS instrument and related products in China and Hong Kong.

The company also said that it has shipped an RS to the Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, associated with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Peking Union Medical College.

PacBio said the placement marks the company's first shipment to Asia.

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