This article was originally published Oct. 28.

By Julia Karow

Life Technologies said last week that its SOLiD business had record sales during the third quarter, and that an upgrade to the SOLiD 4 platform will become available to customers shortly.

The company also said it believes the Ion Torrent technology will be suitable for the diagnostic market. Life Tech plans to begin shipping the Personal Genome Machine, the first generation of Ion Torrent instruments, in late December.

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