• Oxford Nanopore, NVIDIA Partner on GPU-Powered PromethION

    Jan 15 | Bio-IT World | Oxford Nanopore Technologies and NVIDIA announced a collaboration this week to integrate the NVIDIA DGX Station A100 into Oxford Nanopore’s ultra-high throughput sequencing system, PromethION. Partnering the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU technology with the PromethION device aims to deliver the world’s most powerful sequencer that supports real-time analyses at scale and can also analyze any length fragment of DNA/RNA. More
  • PacBio: Year of Expansion, Whole-Genome Clinical Goals

    Jan 15 | Bio-IT World | At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference yesterday, PacBio’s new CEO, laid out a route to the clinic for PacBio’s HiFi sequencing reads, and set a 2021 goal of expansion across the business: improving commercial footprint, driving product development pipelines, and establishing market leadership in whole-genome clinical sequencing. More
  • Novel, Short Form of ACE2, AI Learns ‘Language’ of Viral Mutations, Odd Structure of ORF8: COVID-19 Updates

    Jan 14 | Bio-IT World I Single-dose nanoparticle vaccine triggers strong immune response in mice, mapping the unique structure of SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein, COVID-19 may eventually become as mild as common cold. Plus: Human lung bronchioalveolar tissue model successfully demonstrates viral replication along with potential therapy and mitochondria one of the first lines of defense. More
  • 10x Genomics’ Million Cell Platform, High Def Spatial Transcriptomics, More

    Jan 14 | Bio-IT World | Serge Saxonov, CEO and co-founder of 10x Genomics, painted a rosy picture of the future of single-cell technologies at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. And 10x has the product suite to enable that future, including a new version of the Chromium platform, a higher resolution version of the Visium platform, a coming In Situ platform, a wider rollout of the 10x Cloud, and new tools to address sample prep and cost. More
  • PacBio, Invitae Announce Plans To Build New Sequencing Platform

    Jan 13 | Bio-IT World | Pacific Biosciences and Invitae today announced a multi-year collaboration to begin development of a production-scale high-throughput sequencing platform leveraging the power of PacBio’s highly accurate HiFi sequencing to expand Invitae’s whole genome testing capabilities. More
  • Reversing The Aging Clock With Epigenetic Reprogramming

    Jan 13 | Bio-IT World | As aging researchers are aware, “birthday candles are not a good guide” to either human health or longevity. But there is an abundance of clues in the genome and, as suggested by studies in animals, some of age-related damage is reversible by removing or reprogramming problematic cells or blocking the activity of key proteins. More
  • Illumina at JPM: Cloud Analytics Platform, More Diagnostics Focus, Sequencing Updates To Come

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | At the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco today, Illumina CEO Francis deSouza outlined Illumina’s take on the genomics market, made partnership announcements, and launched Illumina Connected Analytics, an expanding software analytics platform. deSouza did not announce any new sequencing platforms, though he teased updates coming in 2021. More
  • Seqster Releases v7.1 on Azure

    Jan 11 | Bio-IT World | Kicking off news from the J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference, Seqster announced the release of Seqster Platform v7.1 on the Microsoft Azure cloud this morning. More
  • Math Model Predicts Optimal Treatments, Reducing Infectious Period Could Save Millions, Illumina Tracks Variants: COVID-19 Updates

    Jan 08 | Bio-IT World I New hybrid approach identifies existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat SARS-CoV-2 and Cellid signs research contract with the International Vaccine Institute to expedite clinical development of “AdCLD-CoV-19” COVID-19 vaccine. Plus: Illumina and Helix will track the emergence and prevalence of new strains, including the highly transmissible B.1.1.7 variant. More
  • Trendspotting: What’s Coming For Bio-IT In 2021

    Jan 07 | Bio-IT World | When we spoke with the Bio-IT World vendor community, leaders reported working hard to synthesize what 2020 brought us and apply those learnings to 2021. As they each made predictions in their own business areas, some themes arose. More
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