This article has been updated to note a wider price for a high-end microarray scanner.

Following a series of corporate changes over the last year and a new round of financing last month, BioNano Genomics is about to start beta testing for its nanochannel-based single-molecule DNA mapping platform.

The San Diego-based company will initially market the instrument, called Irys, for structural variation analysis and de novo genome assembly, though other uses, for example epigenetic mapping or pathogen fingerprinting, are feasible.

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