NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Pacific Biosciences and Imec, a Belgian nanoelectronics research firm, are collaborating on developing advanced microchips for highly multiplexed single-molecule genetic analysis, the firms said today.

The goal of the multi-year research collaboration is to scale the capacity and throughput of PacBio's single-molecule real-time technology, PacBio President and CEO Michael Hunkapiller said in a statement.

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