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Genia Technologies, Columbia University, and Harvard University Awarded $5.25 Million Grant from NIH to Accelerate the Development of NanoTag DNA Sequencing Technology
Date:9/11/2013

's unique Tag-based sequencing chemistry, and Harvard's novel nanopore protein constructs.  The low cost and ease of use make the NanoTag approach configurable to a wide spectrum of diagnostic applications.

Dr. Jingyue Ju commented, "Our research and development efforts in DNA sequencing technologies have been generously supported by the NIH for over a decade. This new NHGRI grant provides tremendous, timely support for our consortium to develop the NanoTag single molecule electronic DNA sequencing approach into a robust miniaturized platform that will eventually allow the entire human genome to be deciphered for $100.  The enhanced accuracy, scalability and flexibility of this technology make it ideal for use in widespread clinical care."

Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics and the Principle Investigator for the research consortium at Harvard Medical School, commented, "This grant enables accelerated development of our NanoTag sequencing platform, our electronic, single molecule approach to DNA sequencing. The NIH Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology program has been an important development resource for revolutionary technologies, such as NanoTag, that continue to radically improve the accuracy and cost of DNA sequencing and thereby change the landscape of medical research and healthcare."

About Genia Technologies: 

Genia Technologies, Inc. is a private company located in Mountain View, CA.  Genia's mission is to unify Moore's Law with molecular diagnostics to make genetic information universally available.  Genia's integrated circuits enable massively parallel, single-molecule DNA sequencing.  Its versatile nanopore-based platform allows for single molecule, electrical real-time analysis without the need for complicated optics, labels, amplification, or fluidics.  By developing a true integrated circuit on standard
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