Helicos China's GeneMind Biosciences Launches GenoCare 1600 Single-Molecule Sequencer Premium The sequencing-by-synthesis platform, using technology originally developed by Helicos, was approved by China's NMPA for noninvasive prenatal testing earlier this year. China NMPA Approves GeneMind GenoCare 1600 Sequencer for Noninvasive Prenatal Testing The sequencer, produced by Chinese sequencing tech company GeneMind Biosciences, is approved for noninvasive prenatal testing to detect common trisomies. SeqLL Withdraws Plans for $8M IPO The Massachusetts sequencing firm has been selling technology originally developed by Helicos BioSciences and planned to increase marketing with the IPO proceeds. True Bearing Readies RNA-Based Coronary Artery Disease Diagnostic for FDA Review, Launch Premium The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of the test as an LDT. SeqLL Launches Early Access for Revamped Helicos Platform, Expands Service Business Premium The company plans to raise $25 million in a Series B financing round. It is also working on a two-color chemistry and aims to develop an instrument for clinical applications. Oct 27, 2015 China's Direct Genomics Unveils New Targeted NGS System Based on Helicos Tech for Clinical Use Premium Sep 30, 2014 SeqLL Plans to Revamp Helicos Technology Premium Sep 18, 2014 SeqLL Raises $1M to Enhance Service Offerings on Helicos Single-Molecule Platform Mar 11, 2014 Pathogen Search Underscores Need for Validation Steps When Sequencing Ancient Metagenomes Premium Nov 8, 2013 Fruit Fly Study Hints at RNA Editing Effect on Transposon-related Gene Silencing Jun 17, 2013 Bankruptcy Court OKs Helicos' IP License Deals with Illumina, Life Tech, Fluidigm, Complete Genomics; Negotiations Ongoing with Roche May 17, 2013 Helicos Seeks Bankruptcy Court Approval of Licensing Deals with Illumina, Life Tech, and Fluidigm Mar 11, 2013 Helicos Seeks Approval to Sell Assets, IP to Employee to Form New Company Dec 18, 2012 As Helicos Navigates Bankruptcy Process, Details Emerge on Disputes with Creditors and Customers Premium Nov 16, 2012 Helicos BioSciences Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Oct 2, 2012 Paired Ends: Carol Cox, Louise Mawhinney Premium Sep 11, 2012 Paired Ends: Ivan Trifunovich, Andrew Senyei, Paul Bianchi, and More Premium Sep 7, 2012 Helicos CEO Resigns Sep 4, 2012 Helicos Considers Next Moves as Remaining Patent in Illumina Suit Is Deemed Invalid Premium Sep 4, 2012 Paired Ends: Noubar Afeyan, Peter Barrett, Daniel O'Day, Pascal Soriot, Roland Diggelman Premium Aug 30, 2012 Federal Court Rules Helicos Patent Invalid; Company Reaches Payment Agreement with Lenders Aug 14, 2012 Helicos Q2 Sales Fall on Lower Grant, Service Revenues Aug 7, 2012 Helicos Licenses Patents to Intelligent Bio-Systems for $1.6M Jul 10, 2012 Helicos Drops Suit Against Life Tech, Leaving Illumina as Sole Defendant Premium May 14, 2012 Helicos Posts Sharp Drop in Q1 Revenues Load More Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cytek Biosciences Partner on Flow Cytometry Reagents Tecan Inks Deals for NGS Library Prep System With Element Biosciences, Singular Genomics Genomenon, Flagship Biosciences Partner on Biomarker Discovery, Companion Dx Development Velsera to Integrate Arima Genomics Gene Fusion Test in Pierian Clinical Platform Evonetix Raises $24M in Extended Series B Funding Round The Scan Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds. SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource. Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages. UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.