Expression Analysis bought Helicos BioSciences’ genetic analysis system. It consists of the HeliScope single molecule sequencer, the HeliScope analysis engine, and the Heliscope sample loader, all of which are designed for production-level genetic analysis.
Central to the platform is the proprietary sequencing-by-synthesis approach called True Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS)™, notes Steve McPhail, president and CEO of Expression Analysis.
“Key applications including de novo sequencing, candidate gene sequencing, and digital gene expression offer the company opportunities to provide significant value-added services to our clients. For example, we will now be able to conduct cost-effective follow-up to genome-wide association studies through targeted resequencing.”