Geospiza Gets University of Florida to Buy New Software

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Geospiza, the Seattle-based maker of software to support biological research, said today the University of Florida’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research has bought GeoSpiza’s FinchLab to help sort through data from next-generation gene sequencing tools. The university is a longtime customer, and first started using Geospiza’s products eight years ago. The privately-held company has been on a bit of a roll lately, including signing a partnership with San Diego-based Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) that will expose more customers to its software.