Sensing a need for more services that combine next-generation sequencing with in-depth data analysis, startup Eureka Genomics recently acquired its first sequencer, an Illumina Genome Analyzer, for a new services facility in Hercules, Calif.

Over the next 12 months, the company hopes to open three more sequencing labs in partnership with biology researchers, probably in Thailand, Mexico, and France, for which it will provide bioinformatics services using a set of proprietary software tools.

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