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Illumina acquires Helixis, beats Street

July 27, 2010 11:46 PM UTC

Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) disclosed in its 2Q10 earnings that it acquired genetic analysis services company Helixis Inc. (Carlsbad, Calif.) in April for $70 million in cash and up to $35 million in milestones. Illumina gained Helixis' Eco Real-Time PCR System for genetic analysis, which Illumina also launched on Tuesday. Helixis CEO Alex Dickinson became SVP of PCR solutions at Illumina. ...