NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences shares were up more than 16 percent in Thursday morning trade at $3.14 on news that Chinese sequencing firm BGI had ordered 10 of its Sequel systems.

The order will "allow BGI to meet the growing demand for SMRT Sequencing services for bacterial, plant, and animal de novo, transcriptomics, and epigenomics sequencing, and also in fields outside of agriculture, such as in conservation biology," BGI Tech CEO Gao Qiang said in a statement.

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