Illumina is developing a new sequencing module for its iScan array scanner that it expects to launch later this year, according to company officials.

The firm recently disclosed details about the new product, called the iScan sequencing module, on its website. It will allow existing array customers to perform sequencing experiments at a lower instrument cost and throughput than the Genome Analyzer.

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