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jOn 11-01-2010 09:11 AM

Roche, DNA Electronics Partner on Semiconductor-based Sequencing

epistatic 11-01-2010 01:27 PM

DNA Electronics partners with Roche to develop semiconductor based sequencing system
DNA Electronics, a fabless semiconductor provider of solutions for real-time DNA and RNA analysis, announced today that it has entered a partnership with 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company. The collaboration will focus on the development of a low-cost, high-throughput, long read, high density DNA sequencing system. As part of the agreement, DNA Electronics has signed a non-exclusive licence to provide relevant IP from its proprietary semiconductor technology portfolio to Roche. This technology which enables sensitive detection of nucleotide incorporation during sequencing will build on 454 Life Sciences’ current pyrosequencing-based platform. The collaboration leverages DNA Electronics’ unique knowledge of semiconductor design and expertise in pH-mediated detection of nucleotide insertions with 454 Life Sciences’ long read sequencing chemistry to produce a seamless evolution from optical detection to low-cost, highly scalable electrochemical detection.

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Chipper 11-01-2010 03:22 PM

And it will be called "Ion Current"?...

ECO 11-01-2010 05:08 PM

This was pretty interesting to me also...especially since DNA Electronics licensed their tech to Ion Torrent as well.

Maybe we're heading for a big IP battle! Exciting...

jOn 11-02-2010 01:53 AM

Exciting indeed eco
I think the next 2 years is going to be great viewing for the impartial observer - and this site will probably give a pretty good front row seat!

epistatic 11-02-2010 06:12 AM

Sample prep for ISFETs
I wonder if emPCR IP for sample prep will also fall into the fray. All the ISFET sensor tech will need a bead in a well for measurement until solid state nanopores come along.

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