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Roche Talks to Illumina Rivals After Failed Bid, Sonntag Reports

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April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Roche Holding AG is looking for alternatives after its takeover of Illumina failed, Der Sonntag reported without saying where it got the information.

The Basel, Switzerland-based drugmaker is in talks with the research centers of three “large” universities that want to sell their gene-sequencing technologies to Roche, the Aarau, Switzerland-based newspaper said.

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