llumina Buys NextBio

San Diego-based life sciences equipment manufacturer Illumina said today that it has agreed to acquire NextBio, a developer of big-data based, clinical and genomic informatics software. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. NextBio was based in Santa Clara, California. NextBio's software let users compare genomic information against both public and private data sets. Illumina said that NextBio becomes part of a new, Enterprise Informatics business unit.