San Diego-based life sciences equipment provider Illumina announced Thursday that it is in a strategic collaboration with Chinese firm Kindstar Global, to make Illumina's technology available in Asia. Illumina said that Kindstar will validate and implement molecular assays in their laboratories using its products. Kindstar serves more than 3,300 hospitals across China. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Illumina is a developer of life sciences tools, including gene sequencing and related tools.