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Turku Centre for Biotechnology Purchases Helicos Sequencer

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Helicos BioSciences said this week that it has sold a Helicos Genetic Analysis System to the Turku Centre for Biotechnology in Finland, a joint facility of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

According to Helicos, this is the 10th sale of a HeliScope single-molecule sequencer. As of now, 12 Helicos sequencers are operating at customer sites, and another system, the sale of which the company previously announced, is "waiting for site preparations to be completed."

Helicos said last November that it had sold a sequencing system to a group of Dutch medical institutes, led by the Leiden University Medical Center (see In Sequence 11/17/2009).

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