SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Armonica Technologies, a startup that has spun out of the University of New Mexico, is looking to develop nanopore sequencing technology that relies on stretching DNA through nanochannels that have a porous roof.

In August, the firm received $1.5 million in seed investment from New Mexico's Catalyst Fund.

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