NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche has ended its development, commercialization, and licensing agreement with Pacific Biosciences, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The termination will go into effect on Feb. 10, 2017.

The announcement of the termination hit PacBio's stock hard, sending the firm's shares down 40 percent to $4.11 in late Thursday morning trade on the Nasdaq.

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