Illumina Database Now Available

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rose 5% Monday after saying its iControlDB, a genotyping-control database, is available for immediate use by researchers.

The San Diego-based company, which makes tools and systems to analyze genetic variations and biological functions, said iControlDB is the first industry-hosted genotyping-control repository.

Scientists can access and upload data through a Web site. The company said all data uploaded are subject to a rigorous quality-control process, and it expects to have more than 20,000 samples by the end of 2007.

"The overall value for customers is that we are helping them find results faster, without compromising data quality, speeding their way to gene variation discovery," said Carsten Rosenow, DNA analysis senior marketing manager at Illumina.

Illumina was up $1.80 at $37.15.