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Research and Markets: Next Generation Sequencing in Latin America - 2014 Report Profiles Players such as Roche, Illumina and Life
[March 31, 2014]

Research and Markets: Next Generation Sequencing in Latin America - 2014 Report Profiles Players such as Roche, Illumina and Life

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Next Generation Sequencing in Latin America" report to their offering.

A majority of the next-generation sequencing systems installed in Latin America are of the Life Technologies brand. The Carlsbad, CA (News - Alert)-based company leads its rivals Roche and Illumina in this region. The finding was made in the report, Next-Generation Sequencing in Latin America.

The report found most systems were in Brazil and Mexico, though next-generation sequencing is also present in Argentina, Columbia, Peru and other countries. In terms of number of systems, Life Technologies with 65% units installed is leading the regionalmarket, followed by Illumina, Roche and others. According to the study this is a much higher installed base than exists in the United States.

The report says that Life Technologies has subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico plus a huge distributor's network segmented by product line (Human Identification, HLA, ABI products, Invitrogen products, etc.), while Illumina have recently opened a subsidiary in Brazil and was the last player to start operations with their own sales and support force in Latin American market. As science and technology spending expands, next-generation systems are expected to show an increase.

Most of the Latin American countries but especially Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay show a constant and sustained increase of its investment in S&T (News - Alert) as a percentage of GDP. It is consistent with the investment trend and goals defined by governmental and private sectors, the report said.

The market survey Next-Generation Sequencing in Latin America and analysis shows information about geographical distribution, lab category distribution, manufacturer's analysis, instruments distribution by throughput category and market trends for the coming years.

Companies Mentioned

- Roche

- Illumina

- Life

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