MANCHESTER, UK – 31 March, 2009 – RainDance Technologies, Inc. will present a session on sequence enrichment using innovative microdroplet-based solutions at the “Genomics in Business” conference in Amsterdam on 20 April, 2009.
Recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have improved accuracy and dramatically reduced cost. However, even with the improved efficiency of “second-generation” systems, sequencing thousands of human genomes across various phenotypes is still economically unrealistic. To exploit the full potential of new sequencing techniques, a robust method for isolating biologically relevant genomic loci on the megabase scale will be required.
Analogous to what the massively parallel sequencing technologies have done to improve the efficiency of DNA sequencing, RainDance Technologies has developed a platform to enable the use of PCR for high-throughput amplification of targeted genomic sequences.
In the “Genomics in Business” conference session titled “New High-Throughput Sequencing and Screening Technologies,” Patrick Kelly, Director, European Sales, RainDance Technologies, will explain the application of the company’s new Sequence Enrichment technology.
“The Sequence Enrichment Solution leverages our RainStorm™ technology to manipulate picoliter-volume droplets in disposable chips. We will present the use of this novel method for enrichment of genomic loci with minimal selection bias prior to sequencing, demonstrating the utility of this approach for the routine application of targeted sequencing,” Kelly said.
To learn more about RainDance Technologies, and its revolutionary new RainStorm microdroplet-based technology, attend the session titled “New High-Throughput Sequencing and Screening Technologies” at the “Genomics in Business” conference in Amsterdam on Monday, 20 April, 2009. Or visit the RainDance Technologies website at www.raindancetech.com, or call +44-786-3200-242.
For more information about the “Genomics in Business” conference, visit www.genomicsinbusiness2009.com.
About RainDance Technologies
RainDance Technologies is pioneering the use of high-throughput microdroplet-based analysis in human health and life science research. The company’s core RainStorm™ technology generates millions of discrete droplets that can encapsulate a single molecule, cell or reaction and be digitally analyzed and sorted one at a time. The power, precision and simplicity of microdroplets enable researchers to answer complex questions with unprecedented sensitivity and quantitation. The complete RainDance solution includes automated instrumentation, customizable bioinformatics and high-value consumables and reagents for applications including targeted next-generation DNA sequencing, methylation, digital PCR and single cell analysis. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, the company supports scientists around the world through its international sales and support operations and a global network of distributors and service providers. For more information, please visit www.RainDanceTech.com.
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