By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom today said that it has entered into a three-year supply agreement with Illumina for sequencing equipment and consumables.

Sequenom and its subsidiaries will purchase the Illumina products for use in developing its non-invasive trisomy 21 test. In addition, the firms intend to work collaboratively toward the submission of regulatory clearance of an in vitro diagnostic test for detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

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