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BALTIMORE – Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched a new sequencing system called the Ion Torrent Genexus, which it says offers a sample-to-report automated workflow with almost no hands-on steps that delivers results in a single day at comparatively low cost.

The research-use-only system, which will be fully available in 2020, reflects Thermo Fisher's vision of a future of disseminated implementation of NGS in which customers can validate and implement gene panels easily in house.

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