Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: Pacific Biosciences

2011 Personal Genomics Preview: It’s Déjà Vu…

Last January we kicked off the new year by posing “Five Questions for Personal Genomics in 2010.” Here were the five questions we asked: 1. Will the $1,000 genome live up to the hype? 2. Will personal genomics stay DTC? 3. How will the ongoing gene patent debate affect the progress of personalized medicine? 4. […]

Next-Gen Sequencing Update: Sequencing for Thousands, Suing for Millions

It is shaping up to be an eventful fourth quarter for genomic sequencing companies. Investors welcomed sequencing newcomer Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) to the public stage with a strong initial public offering (IPO). According to The Wall Street Journal, the company managed “the first U.S. life-sciences [IPO] this year to price well and trade higher” (although […]

Life Technologies Fires Latest Sequencing Salvo

Another week, another drop in the cost of whole-genome sequencing. The latest announcement comes from Life Technologies, which yesterday announced the launch of its SOLiD 4 sequencing system. The details of the announcement are well-covered by GenomeWeb and Matthew Herper of Forbes.com. In brief, the SOLiD 4 generates 100 gigabases of data per run at […]

Completing the Personal Genomics Toolkit

The big news buzzing through the world of genomics this afternoon is the publication of a paper in the journal Science announcing the production of three whole-genome sequences at an average materials cost of $4,400. The work was performed by the third-generation sequencing company Complete Genomics Incorporated, along with researchers from George Church’s lab at Harvard […]

Make Room for Big Blue: IBM the Latest (and Largest) Entrant in the Race for the $1,000 Genome

The quest for the $1,000 genome—viewed by many as the point at which whole-genome sequencing will become cost-effective and widely available—is a fierce competition populated by a cast of start-ups and specialized genomics companies. The most well-known entrants in the next-generation sequencing market are companies such as Oxford Nanopore, Pacific Biosciences and Complete Genomics; names that […]