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Sanger Institute Purchases PacBio RS Single-Molecule Sequencer


The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has purchased a PacBio RS single-molecule sequencer as part of an expansion of Pacific Biosciences’ early-access program, the company said this week.

Earlier this year, PacBio named its first 10 early-access customers (IS 2/23/2010), all located in North America, several of who have received their instruments.

The Sanger Institute, which is expected to obtain its instrument before the end of the year, is the first European customer that PacBio has disclosed in the expansion of its early-access program beyond North America.

The company plans to ship instruments to a “limited number” of early-access sites outside of North America and previously said it is interested in having testing sites in Europe and Asia.

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