NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cambridge, UK-based company Base4 Innovation aims to develop a fast, affordable, and rapid sequencing scheme centered on microdroplet technology in parallel with the solid-state nanopore sequencing technology it is pursuing with Hitachi, Base4 Founder and CEO Cameron Frayling told In Sequence.

Earlier this year, Base4 announced that it had successfully identified individual DNA nucleotides — each carried in its own microdroplet — using a so-called cascade reaction that produces a distinct fluorescent signal from each of the four bases.

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