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U.S. biotech unicorn eyes bigger China presence from Singapore

10x Genomics opens Asia headquarters in city-state, supporting COVID-19 research

10x Genomics' Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore includes the company's first manufacturing facility outside the U.S. (Photo courtesy of 10x Genomics)

SINGAPORE -- U.S. biotechnology unicorn 10x Genomics opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters and first overseas manufacturing facility in Singapore on Monday as the company aims to expand its presence in China and other regional markets.

The Nasdaq-listed company, which has a market capitalization of over $15 billion, designs and makes gene sequencing technology for scientific research, including products that have been used to support work in treating COVID-19. 10x sells both the machines and the software needed for analyzing biological systems.

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