Personal Genomics says its platform will be able to sequence a human genome for less than $1,000.
IP Roundup: Nov 30, 2010
Fluidigm, Expression Analytics, Maven Technologies, Van Andel Research Institute, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Northwestern University, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Illumina, Aperio Technologies, Samsung Electronics
IP Roundup, May 11, 2010
Columbia University, Riken, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Life Technologies, Syngenta, Petr Nikitin, Johns Hopkins University
The ITRI-funded group, about 30 people strong and called "Cracker," is currently looking for investors and strategic partners in order to spin out into a company and speed up the development of its technology. Eventually, the chip might allow users to sequence millions of single DNA strands in parallel in real time.
Taiwanese Team Developing Single-Molecule Real-Time Optical Sequencing Tech Registers for X-Prize
The team's patent-pending method uses arrays of up to a million nanowells on a composite "sTOP" chip — short for "sequencing on top of a photodiode" — that consists of three layers: a light-emitting tier in which the nanowells are embedded, a filtering tier, and a photo-sensing tier.