Intelligent Bio-Systems, a Massachusetts-based startup, is planning to place a next-generation sequencing system with early-access customers this year.

The company, which has kept a low profile until now, has exclusively licensed a sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry from Columbia University. The Columbia team, led by Jingyue Ju, a professor of chemical engineering and head of DNA sequencing and chemical biology at the Columbia Genome Center, revealed details of its chemistry in an article in PNAS online last December.

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