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Illumina reports enhancement for HiSeq family of instruments

In a regulator filing, Illumina disclosed that on October 23 Illumina unveiled an enhancement to the product roadmap for the HiSeq family of instruments. Available in Q2 2014 and enabled by a new high throughput kit, certain HiSeq instruments will be capable of producing up to 1 terabase of sequencing data and up to 4 billion clusters in 6 days. This enhancement is primarily due to improvements in reagent chemistry.