A recently published patent application by Ion Torrent Systems reveals details about a potential new sequencing technology that the firm might be developing commercially.

However, it is unclear whether the company is currently developing a DNA-sequencing platform.

Ion Torrent, which has locations in Guilford, Conn., and San Francisco, was founded by Jonathan Rothberg, the founding CEO of 454 Life Sciences.

The firm has not yet talked publicly about its technology, which its website describes as "groundbreaking and highly disruptive."

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