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The precision medicine company also is accelerating its push into diabetes, depression, and cardiology after getting its solid-tumor test turnaround down to 9 days. 

The firm said recent breakthroughs in its technology will enable sequencing "at commercially compelling levels of read length, accuracy, process speed, and workflow efficiency." 

Early research has shown the open-source ExpansionHunter software to be highly accurate in identifying repeat expansions that indicate rare diseases.

Stratos reached its milestone by demonstrating nanopore sequencing with its proprietary expandable nucleotides, called X-NTPs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When Roche announced last month that it planned to acquire nanopore sequencing startup Genia for up to $350 million, unbeknownst to the public

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Roche said today that it has made a strategic investment in nanopore sequencing startup Stratos Genomics and is collaborating to further develop the firm's sequencing chemistry.

After developing the chemistry for its sequencing-by-expansion nanopore technology for several years, Stratos Genomics is ready to grow its development and commercialization efforts.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stratos Genomics today announced it has closed on $2 million in financing to support the further development of, and "strategic discussions" related to the Seattle-based firm's DNA sequencing technology.

Stratos converts DNA into a longer polymer called an "Xpandomer," which encodes the base sequence through reporter molecules that have a high signal-to-noise ratio.

The funding follows $4 million raised last year and will be used to further develop the firm's ultra-low-cost nucleic acid sequencing technology.

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