Former Halcyon Team Publishes DNA Deposition Method for EM Sequencing; Aeon Biowares Picks Up Tech
Scientists formerly employed by electron microscopy sequencing firm Halcyon Molecular have published a method they developed at the company for stretching single DNA strands and placing them on a substrate.
ZS Genetics Shows Single Base ID by Electron Microscopy, but Path to Sequencing is Still Long
In a step toward visualizing the sequence of long DNA molecules directly under an electron microscope, ZS Genetics has demonstrated that it can identify single labeled bases in DNA using annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy.
Small Sequencing Tech and Dx Firms Win More than $6M under Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program
Companies developing DNA sequencing and related technologies, as well as firms working on sequencing-based genetic tests, were among almost 3,000 small biotechs who received a total of $1 billion in grants and tax credits under the QTDP program.
At the National Human Genome Research Institute's Advanced Sequencing Technology Development meeting in Chapel Hill, NC, two weeks ago, J. Provine, Halcyon's director of nanofabrication, talked about the progress the company has made over the last several years.
$28.7 million in stimulus funding boosted the number of awards for low-cost sequencing technology development this year from 10 to 17. Seven grants went to corporate research teams, at Pacific Biosciences, Helicos BioSciences, IBM, Ion Torrent Systems, Electronic Biosciences, GE Global Research, and Lightspeed Genomics. Another award supports collaborative research with Halcyon Molecular.
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