PicoSeq selected to give talk at UK Genome Science Conference

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PicoSeq will discuss the latest results on the SIMDEQ (ed : now MAGNA) system at the “Genome Science: Biology, Technology & Bioinformatics 2014” meeting, to be held in Oxford from September 1-3, 2014. The presentation will be during the “Emerging Technologies” session on the afternoon of Monday September 1st. For more information please consult the conference website

PicoSeq featured in CNRS Research News

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10th June, 2014, PicoSeq was featured in CNRS Research News, in French. Vincent Croquette, David Bensimon, directeurs de recherche CNRS, Jean-François Allemand, professeur ENS, et leur équipe, au Laboratoire de physique statistique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (CNRS / ENS / UPMC / Université Paris Diderot), à Paris, sont connus…

PicoSeq awarded Start-up Phase Award in France’s Innovation 2030 programme.

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PicoSeq has been selected as one of 58 small companies to receive a start-up phase grant in the Concours Mondial d’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Challenge). The program, launched on 18 April 2013 by President of the French Republic and under the aegis of the Minister for Industrial Renewal, is open to all companies worldwide…

PicoSeq present poster at the 15th annual AGBT meeting

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PicoSeq was selected to present a poster at the 15th Advances in Genome Technology and Biology (AGBT) meeting held in Marco Island, Florida on the 12-15th of February (a copy of which can be downloaded here) PicoSeq’s CTO Chas Andre commented, “we were pleased to be able to show full re-sequencing data generated using our prototype instrument for the first time, as well as compelling preliminary…

PicoSeq takes top honours in two French competitions recognising innovation in the life sciences

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Confirming their position as one of France’s leading high tech innovation leaders in the life sciences, this week PicoSeq was awarded first-place in two different competitions geared towards innovative high-tech start-up companies in France. On November 25th 2013, PicoSeq was awarded the Grand Prix in the Life Sciences category at the 14th Tremplin Enterprise Innovation awards ceremony.  This…

PicoSeq recognised with a prestigious award from France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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On 2nd July it was announced that PicoSeq had been selected as a prize-winner in the 2013 National Competition of Innovative Technological Start-ups run by France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research. PicoSeq’s CEO, Gordon Hamilton, described the award as “an honour” and “an important recognition of the potential of PicoSeq’s technology and the role it can play in the future of genetic…

PicoSeq to present poster at “Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2013” conference

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PicoSeq SAS has been selected to present a poster at the 2nd Wellcome Trust conference on Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease, which will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK on 8-10 July 2013. The poster, titled “Single molecule mechanical sequencing of DNA enabling rapid characterization of complex microbial populations” explored the use of SIMDEQ™…

PicoSeq to Present at AGBT meeting

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PicoSeq has been chosen to give an oral presentation at the 14th annual conference on Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting, to be held February 20-23, 2013 in Marco Island Florida. Dr. Gordon Hamilton, CEO of PicoSeq, will give his talk entitled “Single-molecule Mechanical Sequencing of DNA” at 7:30 pm on February 13th, in the Genomic Technologies: Development and Applications…

Chas André joins PicoSeq as Chief Technology Officer

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Effective immediately, Chas André, Ph.D. has joined the PicoSeq leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. André comes from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was R&D Group Manager in Molecular Clinical Diagnostics in Helsinki, Finland. Previously, he has worked for a diverse range of molecular tools companies in Europe and the U.S. He has degrees in Biology and genetics from The…

Details of the SIMDEQ™ (ed : now MAGNA™) technology published in Nature Methods

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“In this proof of principle the authors use magnetic tweezers to unzip a DNA hairpin and then measure the molecule extension during rezipping in the presence of oligomers that transiently block the rezipping process. The extent of these blockages allows them to determine the DNA sequence.” Paper: Single-molecule mechanical identification and sequencing Ding F., Manosas M., Spiering M.M.,…