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NEW YORK – The UK's Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday that it has extended its inquiry period for the proposed acquisition of Pacific Biosciences by Illumina until Feb. 5, 2020.

Originally, the agency had until Dec. 11 to complete its investigation and prepare and publish its final report. But according to a notice posted on the CMA's website on Tuesday, it has now decided to extend the inquiry.

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Dec
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Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will review how liquid biopsy can be considered as an alternative and non-invasive method to tissue biopsy for cancer molecular characterization.

Dec
19
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Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a clinical lab evolved its tumor profiling workflow from a targeted panel approach toward comprehensive genomic profiling.  

Jan
28
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.