Roche is shutting down its research and development efforts in semiconductor sequencing and nanopore sequencing and is consolidating its 454 and NimbleGen products into a new sequencing unit that will cover both life science and clinical diagnostic applications.

The changes are part of the company's decision, announced today, to dissolve Roche Applied Science, the life science unit of its Diagnostics division, by the end of this year and to integrate Applied Science's products with other units.

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