The technology builds on the zero-mode waveguide nanotechnology underlying Pacific Biosciences' sequencing method and could be used for RNA-seq.
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test
The RT-PCR-based test was developed by Northeastern University's Life Sciences Testing Center.
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The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere.
The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space.
The nanopore ZMW can enable lower starting amounts of DNA for PacBio sequencing, and may eventually enable direct RNA sequencing.