Spotlight On... Illumina shares details of semiconductor-based sequencing device; Big Pharma consortium to share tox data; Israel picks health data sharing tech; and more...

Illumina CEO Jay Flatley

Illumina ($ILMN) CEO Jay Flatley has shared details of Project Firefly, the genomic leader's move into semiconductor-based sequencing. At a presentation at Advances in Genome Biology and Technology attended by GenomeWeb, Flatley said the sequencing device is a CMOS sensor with nanowells. In early internal tests, the device achieved 99% raw read accuracy, putting it in the same league as the HiSeq X system. Article (reg. req.)

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