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Life Tech to Launch SOLiD 3.0 Next Month; Sees Dx Opportunities for CE

Life Technologies plans to launch a new version of the Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencer next month, and is considering new diagnostic opportunities for its capillary electrophoresis technology, according to company officials.

Life Tech Chairman and CEO Greg Lucier said last week that SOLiD 3.0 will have a throughput of up to 20 gigabases per run and will have "very high accuracy."

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