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.,…

€2.1m European Research Council grant for fundamental research surrounding the SIMDEQ™ (ed : now MAGNA™) technology

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In September 2011, the lab of Vincent Croquette at the Ecole National Superieure (ENS) was awarded a €2.1m European Research Council grant for research surrounding DNA sequencing using magnetic traps. This grant is helping to push forward PicoSeq’s fundamental research, leaving the company to initially focus on commercial development of the technology. About the European Research Council (ERC):…

PicoSeq receive ‘Best New Technology’ award in Genopole’s Biotechnology Innovation Competition

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On Thursday April 7th 2011, Genopole presented awards to the winners of its business plan competition for biotech start-ups in the healthcare, agricultural and industrial sectors at an event held at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. PicoSeq were presented the award for Best New Technology worth €40,000. Genopole is one of France’s leading science parks and is dedicated to life sciences. Their…