NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathogenica said today that it will co-market with Illumina a new version of its HAI BioDetection kit on Illumina's MiSeq desktop sequencing system in the Asia Pacific region.

The new version of the kit, which uses targeted next-generation sequencing to detect bacterial strains involved in hospital acquired infections, will enable users to identify an expanded panel of bacteria and drug-resistant genes.

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