Spotlight On... Buzz: Roche weighing up bid for Pacific Biosciences; Allergan CEO talks up need for bioinformatics; Repositive raises cash for genomic research platform; and more...

Roche ($RHHBY) is reportedly considering continuing its sequencing dealmaking activity with a bid for Pacific Biosciences ($PACB). Reuters broke news of a preliminary approach by Roche, citing unnamed sources who said the deal is being held up by a disagreement about the price. If the deal goes ahead, it would represent a continuation of Roche's push to build out its sequencing unit, a strategy that has seen it acquire Genia Technologies, Kapa Biosystems and other companies in recent years. Article

> Allergan ($AGN) CEO Brent Saunders stated his belief in the importance of bioinformatics. Tweet

> Repositive raised $725,000 to develop its genomic research platform. News

> BC Platforms teamed up with Nexus to advance a cancer genomics system. Release

> Philips began working with Validic to expand its connected health offering. More

> dinCloud introduced a suite of biopharma-focused cloud-based data services. Item

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