NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences, currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is seeking approval from bankruptcy court to sell its assets to an employee who plans to form a new company using Helicos' technology, the company said in a court filing last week.

The US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts Eastern Division will hold a hearing on Helicos' motion for approval of the proposed deal on Thursday.

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Sep
27
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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

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28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.