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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CLC Bio along with partners received a $2 million grant from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation

CLC Bio today said that it, along with partners Ion Torrent Systems and Aarhus University Hospital, have received a $2 million grant from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to support a molecular diagnostics collaboration.
Under the three-year alliance, the partners aim to develop and integrated hardware and software solution for molecular diagnostics that will utilize high-throughput sequencing. According to CLC Bio, the partners aim to provide faster and more precise DNA-based diagnostics.
Earlier this year, Ion Torrent unveiled its Personal Genome Machine, an electronic sequencer last week that reads DNA on a semiconductor chip by measuring the release of hydrogen ions as nucleotides get incorporated by DNA polymerase. The PGM sequencer is a desktop instrument that will cost only $50,000.
The Ion PGM sequencer does a single run in about an hour or two. The collaboration will lead to an IT solution that can be used for molecular diagnostics research and for clinical diagnostics applications.

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