Ion Torrent Unveils New $50K Electronic Sequencer | GenomeWeb

By Julia Karow

MARCO ISLAND, FL (GenomeWeb News) – Ion Torrent Systems this weekend unveiled an electronic sequencer that reads DNA on a semiconductor chip by measuring the release of protons as nucleotides get incorporated by DNA polymerase.

The instrument will cost $50,000 and generate "hundreds of millions of bases" per run at high accuracy, with a read length of several hundred bases and a cost per run of $500, according to Jonathan Rothberg, the company's co-founder and CEO.

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