NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Base4 Innovation and Hitachi High-Technologies today announced a collaboration to develop a long read-length, single-molecule, nanopore-based DNA sequencing instrument.

The new system will be based on technology developed by Cambridge, UK-headquartered Base4 and instrumentation developed by Hitachi. The technology behind it is based on the concept of passing a single strand of DNA through a nanometer scale pore and reading the sequence directly in the process.

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