NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today announced it has acquired regulatory and quality consulting firm Myraqa for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Redwood Shores, Calif., Myraqa was founded in 1998 and specializes in in vitro diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics, and focuses on regulatory strategy and application support, including premarket approvals, pre-submissions, investigational device exemptions, 510(k)s, de novo 510(k)s, and European Union technical files, Illumina said.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.