Ginkgo will acquire Beacon optofluidic platforms from Berkeley Lights and incorporate them into its automated genetic engineering foundries.
The firm will use the funding to advance its enzymatic DNA synthesis technology, which has applications in life sciences, information storage, synthetic biology, and electronics.
The firm will use the funds to continue expanding its technology into food and agriculture testing, in addition to growing its cannabis testing business.
The Boston-based synthetic biology firm said it will use the funds to grow its cell programing platform, which it will make available to startups.
The firms have developed a cannabis sequencing panel, called myBaits MGC Cannabis Panel, which they will be offering for sequencing service work.
The synthetic biology and DNA data storage firm will use the funds to launch its BioXp 3200 automated gene synthesis and cloning platform.
CFSRE recently validated Verogen's NGS-based forensics platform and will develop implementation and training materials for law enforcement.
The Genome Sensor — the first product Cardea will market under the Nanosens brand — will allow the user to Google a genome using a single guide RNA.
The French metagenomic sequencing firm received funding from both historical and new investors, including debt financing from Norgine Ventures.
The technology uses a proprietary chemistry that attaches primers to probes with a polyethylene glycol-based linker to prevent the formation of primer-dimers.
The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits.
The five-year project aims to analyze environmental DNA in three Maine watersheds to improve the management of the state's coastal ecosystems.
Built on concepts developed in Timothy Lu's MIT lab, a new approach to DNA-based computing in a cell increases precision and, potentially, scale.
The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Illumina plans to upgrade all its NIPT customers to version 2 of its VeriSeq solution over the next year.
Ontera, formerly called Two Pore Guys, was founded to develop a handheld molecular sensor based on proprietary solid-state nanopore technology.
The firm said it is helping customers convert from SNP genotyping arrays to an NGS workflow, which may allow it to access the ag-bio and direct-to-consumer markets.
The firm reported revenues of $13.6 million and raised full-year revenue guidance, but revised full-year earnings guidance downward.
The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture.
French biopreservation firm Imagene will provide Twist with DNAshell technology and services to advance the storage of digital data in DNA.
Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.
TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.
A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.