Another interesting single-molecule technology is a company out of Providence (RI) called Nabsys. For several years I had heard the name involved in developing single-molecule sequencing technology, and this technology will start its initial product around genomic mapping, rather than sequencing. For background on genomic mapping and CNV analysis along […]
A few attending the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island Florida (February 12 – 15 2014) have blogged about a presentation from David Jaffe (Broad Institute), presenting the first data the next-generation sequencing community has publicly seen from Oxford Nanopore Technologies. For those not familiar with […]
Almost a year ago I wrote up this post about a startup called BioNano Genomics, which was hard at work launching a nanofluidic device and scanner called the Irys™. At February’s AGBT meeting in Marco Island (FL), they presented a scientific poster about the spider mite genome. Tetranychus urticae has […]
FFPE (Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded) tissues are standard preparations in the clinical world. It has been estimated that there are millions of FFPE samples stored in countless hospital laboratories and research pathology groups, all part of a standard operating procedure among pathologists and other hospital personnel. These tissue samples are embedded […]
A few weeks ago at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Summit in San Francisco, Illumina announced that they acquired a startup company called Moleculo that provides virtual long reads of 8 to 10kb. Single molecule sequencing will provide long reads (Pacific Bioscience’s RS will now go out to 5kb, although the […]
In contrast to BioNano Genomics, who is starting commercialization with early access customers now and full commercial launch in the Spring of 2013, OpGen launched the Argus™ Optical Mapping system in the summer of 2010. Their customers use this system for microbial strain mapping, mainly for infectious disease research or […]
ASHG 2012 in San Francisco is finally over! The exhibit booths get torn down, the equipment gets packed up and shipped to storage, and hundreds of foot-weary front-line soldiers get back to their normal routines, whether in sales, marketing, product development, R&D or product management.
Here at ASHG 2012 in San Francisco this week, a ton of activity around the exhibitors, and Life Technologies does not disappoint with the Ion Bus on the show floor, an open 20 foot x 30 foot booth, a new digital PCR instrument (the QuantStudio 3D) introduced, two luncheon workshops, […]