Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics Inc.To Commercialize Synthetic Genes




Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) announced that it is joining hands with Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) the leading supplier of oligonucleotides to manufacture, market, and commercialize synthetic gene products.  In a press release, Synthetic Genomics said that SGI and IDT wil construct synthetic, double-stranded nucleic acids of size up to 5 kb. SGI was […]

Oxford Nanopore Technologies To Unveil DNA Strand Sequencing This Month




The Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, announced that it will unveil DNA Strand sequencing at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference in Marco Island, Florida on 17th Feb and will commercialize the Strand sequencing technology within 2012. The Oxford Nanopore Technogies’ CTO Clive G Brown, will […]

Illumina Responds to Roche’s Hostile $5.7B Offer to Take Over Illumina




The pharma giant Roche, has an eye on the DNA sequencing star Illumina and wants all of Illumina for its sequencing prowess. In a hostile bid to acquire Illumina, Roche came up with a proposal to Illumina share holders and offered $5.7 billions to acquire all of Illumina. Roche believes that the acquisition of Illumina […]

Illumina Launches A New Faster Sequencer HiSeq 2500




With one eye on putting genome sequencers to clinical use and another eye on its competitor life technologies’ Ion Proton I, Illumina launched a new version of its sequencer HISeq 2500. HiSeq® 2500 is Illumina’s next-generation sequencing system that that can allow researchers sequence an entire genome in approximately 24 hours, “Genome in a Day”. […]

Life Technologies Introduces The Benchtop Ion Proton I: Human Genome Sequencing for $1000




Life Technologies pushed the envelope on our ability to sequence fast, cheap, and more with the new Genome Sequencer Ion Proton. The BenchTop Ion Proton is designed to sequence a human genome in just one day for just $1,000. The new Ion Proton is based on the next generation of semiconductor sequencing technology just like […]