RainDance’s droplet-based platform can detect and monitor rare biomarkers for cancers, viruses, pathogens, and immune disorders with absolute precision to enable cell-free liquid biopsy research
BILLERICA, Mass. -RainDance Technologies, Inc., a genomics tools company simplifying the analysis of complex genetic diseases, announced today that The Scientist has named its RainDrop® Digital PCR System a Top 10 Innovation for 2014. RainDance is a repeat award winner of The Scientist Top 10 Innovation Award, having been recognized for its ThunderStorm® Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Content Enrichment System in 2011.
Now in the seventh year of the competition, The Scientist recognizes select innovative technologies and companies that have introduced truly revolutionary products for researchers in the past year. The winners are selected by an expert panel of independent judges who evaluated a broad range of novel laboratory tools, technologies, software, methodologies, and products.
The RainDrop Digital PCR System was selected as the industry’s most sensitive detection and analysis platform for DNA, RNA and microRNA. Capable of generating more than a billion reactions in a single day using RainDance’s proven digital droplet technology, the RainDrop System enables ultra-sensitive detection of molecular biomarkers for important research applications in oncology, viruses, pathogens, and immunology. RainDrop provides absolute quantitation for multiple types of nucleic acid analysis including rare alleles, gene expression, copy number variation, structural variations, and methylation. The RainDrop System has been adopted by leading cancer centers, academic and translational research, infectious disease centers, pharmaceutical companies, and industrial customers worldwide.
“We are honored to be among The Scientist’s top 10 innovations for the second time in four years. Being recognized alongside innovative products by Illumina, BioNano Genomics, and Leica reinforces our track record of pushing the boundaries of technology in life sciences,” said Roopom Banerjee, RainDance President and CEO. “We believe our RainDrop System will unlock cell-free research applications for liquid biopsy, enabling the detection and tracking of important disease biomarkers in bodily fluids.”
Complex Genetics Made Simple
RainDance Technologies enables research with an innovative product portfolio to study cell-free and cell-based biomarkers for hereditary risk predisposition, initial detection, pathology and monitoring. The Company’s products include:
- RainDrop® System: Ultra-sensitive digital PCR system for research of early detection and monitoring of biomarkers for cancers, viruses, pathogens, and immune disorders.
- ThunderBolts™ Cancer Panel: Comprehensive NGS panel enabling highly sensitive, rapid, low input and primary tumor profiling research in fresh biopsy, plasma and FFPE samples.
- ThunderStorm® System: High-throughput, fully automated NGS content enrichment solution enabling researchers to generate high-quality data on large-scale disease panels with a simple and affordable workflow.
About The Scientist
The Scientist is for life science professionals—a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, and other life-science fields. We provide print and online coverage of the latest developments in the life sciences including trends in research, new technology, news, business, and careers. It is read by leading researchers in industry and academia who value penetrating analyses and broad perspectives on life-science topics both within and beyond their areas of expertise. Written by prominent scientists and professional journalists, articles in The Scientist are concise, accurate, accessible, and entertaining. Visit http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41486/title/Top-10-Innovations-2014/ where you can read more about the products that earned top spots.
About RainDance Technologies
RainDance Technologies is making complex genetics simple. The company’s ultra-sensitive genomic tools enable research of novel non-invasive Fluid Biopsy™ applications that should result in more accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and early detection of cancer and other inherited and infectious diseases. Major research institutions and laboratories around the world rely on the performance of RainDance systems. Based outside Boston, Massachusetts, the company supports customers using RainDrop® Digital PCR and ThunderStorm® Next-Generation Sequencing Content Enrichment Systems through its international sales and service operations, as well as a global network of distributors and commercial service providers.
The ThunderStorm NGS Content Enrichment System is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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