PSS, which develops tools for the IVD space, will supply to Hitachi its nucleic acid isolation system, fully automated diagnostic instruments, and reagents.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the firms will combine ZS Genetics' proprietary technologies with HTA's experience in high-resolution electron microscopy.

Initial projects include developing new automation systems based on PCR and next-generation sequencing.

Du Pont has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) − One challenge developers of nanopore sequencing technologies have been facing is DNA passing through the pores too quickly to detect its sequence with single-base resolution.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Annai Systems said today that it is working with Hitachi Data Systems to provide an integrated data management and analysis system that combines Hitachi's high-performance compute and cloud-based solutions and the Annai-GNOS data management software platform.

Title: Method for reconstructing evolutionary data
US Patent Number: 8,645,074
Assignee: International Business Machines

Title: Methods and compositions for base calling nucleic acids
US Patent Number: 8,612,161

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of bioinformatics and technology-focused firms and institutes that challenges informatics researchers to solve specific problems, has issued a new challenge to spur investigators to develop better methods for identifying cancer-associated mutations.

Hitachi High-Technologies has been awarded US Patent No. 8,574,891, "Nucleic acid analyzer, automatic analyzer, and analysis method."
Kohshi Maeda, Masato Ishizawa, Minoru Sano, and Hironori Kaji are named as inventors.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.