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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

This article has been updated from a previous version, which had incorrectly transposed the year-over-year and sequential growth percentages for fourth-quarter revenue.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – The 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off here yesterday with several life science tools and diagnostic firms making presentations to investors and other attendees.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the specificity of Exact Sciences test. The specificity was 91 percent, not 81 percent as originally reported.

By Edward Winnick
SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference introduced a new HiSeq platform capable of sequencing a whole human genome in a day.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify information about Agilent's life science business and overall business in the Asia/Pacific region.

This year, Complete Genomics plans to introduce a "long fragment read" technology that will allow it decrease the error rate from 10-5 to 10-7, or from 30,000 to 300 errors per genome, and to sequence genomes from fewer than 50 cells' worth of DNA.

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