Under an exclusive agreement, GenoLogics’ Clarity LIMS can be installed onto Illumina sequencing systems, including the HiSeq X Ten. Illumina led an investing round in the company in 2011, the same year the companies entered into a coselling agreement for Clarity. In 2013, Illumina acquired database firm NextBio (see IBO 10/31/13)
San Diego, CA 8/4/15—Illumina has agreed to acquire GenoLogics Life Sciences Software for an undisclosed amount. GenoLogics develops LIMS for life science organizations. Its Clarity LIMS software is used by more than 120 genomic labs. “The acquisition of GenoLogics demonstrates Illumina’s commitment to drive the adoption of sequencing in new markets and improve the genomic information workflow,” stated Illumina President Francis deSouza. GenoLogics will join the Illumina Enterprise Informatics business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of this month.