NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics has struck multi-year agreements with both Illumina and Life Technologies to use their respective sequencing technologies for clinical testing, the firms said today.

Under two separate agreements, Quest will have the right to develop and offer molecular laboratory-developed tests using Illumina's MiSeq and Life Tech's Ion Torrent platforms and the respective related reagents for clinicians and clinical trials performed by its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

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