The real-time, single-molecule sequencing technology firm reported $270,000 in grant revenue for the quarter. Its CEO said during a conference call that the company has an order backlog of 44 PacBio RS systems.
Researchers participating in the Allen Institute for Brain Science's Human Brain Atlas project announced that they have generated gene expression and other data at 1,000 anatomical sites each for two human brains.
With the launch of the Ion Torrent platform, Life Technologies said that it will award $1 million each to winners who can use the technology to improve upon results achieved internally in the first phase of the Life Grand Challenges Contest.
The firm is nearing a market launch of the system, called the nanoAnalyzer 1000. The system is being developed for a variety of applications including genome assembly, structural variation analysis, and assessing DNA damage.
Building off data presented today at the International Thyroid Congress, the molecular diagnostics firm is moving ahead to launch its tests later this year that it says would reduce the amount of unnecessary thyroidectomies.