SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – A Peking University team has developed a fluorogenic sequencing method and demonstrated that it has the potential to be highly accurate, generating perfect reads up to 200 bases.

The researchers have filed for patents on the technology and licensed it to Cygnus Biosciences, a Beijing-based startup, and are collaborating with the company to develop a higher throughput instrument that they hope to commercialize in about two years.

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