microdroplets Base4 Raises £5M in Private Financing The company said it will use the proceeds for, among other things, the continued development of its microdroplet-based single-molecule DNA sequencing technology. Microfluidics Firm Dolomite Licenses IP from Japan Science and Technology Agency Premium Microfluidics firm Dolomite said this week that it has licensed microdroplet generation technology from the Japan Science and Technology Agency. GigaGen Developing Droplet PCR System for Single-Cell Sequencing, Will Target Immune Applications Premium By Molika Ashford SUNY Scientists Developing Single-Cell Droplet Separation for High-Throughput Expression Analysis Premium SUNY researchers are developing a droplet microfluidics device to extract mRNA from single cells, creating cDNA libraries in individual droplets for gene expression analysis. RainDance and Sony Co-Develop Consumable Microdroplet Chips for Life Science Apps Premium RainDance also announced the commercial launch of the first product resulting from the collaboration: consumable chips for use on RainDance's RDT 1000 instrument for sequence enrichment and targeted sequencing applications. Jan 25, 2011 RainDance Raises $37.5M in Private Financing Feb 24, 2009 RainDance Debuts PCR-Based Sequence Enrichment Platform Premium Breaking News In Brief This Week: Veracyte, Danaher, Chembio Diagnostics, and More Decode Genetics Plasma Proteome Study Improves Understanding of Disease Pathogenesis Euformatics Gains CE-IVD Mark for OmnomicsNGS People in the News: New Appointments at SomaLogic, 23andMe, Pacific Biosciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: GenDx, Eurofins Technologies, Codex DNA, More Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease The Scan Steps for Quick Review The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moving Away From Using Term 'Race' A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports. Point of the Program The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question. Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.