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™ 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., Benkovic…

€2.1m European Research Council grant for fundamental research surrounding the SIMDEQ™ 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…