Inc. will present a session on sequence enrichment using innovative microdroplet-based
solutions at the "Genomics in Business" conference in Amsterdam on
20 April, 2009.
Recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have improved accuracy and dramatically
reduced cost. However, even with the improved efficiency of “second-generation”
systems, sequencing thousands of human genomes across various phenotypes is
still economically unrealistic. To exploit the full potential of new sequencing
techniques, a robust method for isolating biologically relevant genomic loci
on the megabase scale will be required.
Analogous to what the massively parallel sequencing technologies have done
to improve the efficiency of DNA sequencing, RainDance Technologies has developed
a platform to enable the use of PCR for high-throughput amplification of targeted
In the “Genomics in Business” conference session titled “New
High-Throughput Sequencing and Screening Technologies,” Patrick Kelly,
Director, European Sales, RainDance Technologies, will explain the application
of the company’s new Sequence Enrichment technology.
“The Sequence Enrichment Solution leverages our RainStorm™ technology
to manipulate picoliter-volume droplets in disposable chips. We will present
the use of this novel method for enrichment of genomic loci with minimal selection
bias prior to sequencing, demonstrating the utility of this approach for the
routine application of targeted sequencing,” Kelly said.
To learn more about RainDance Technologies, and its revolutionary new RainStorm
microdroplet-based technology, attend the session titled “New High-Throughput
Sequencing and Screening Technologies” at the “Genomics in Business”
conference in Amsterdam on Monday, 20 April, 2009. Or visit the RainDance Technologies
website at www.raindancetech.com, or call +44-786-3200-242.
For more information about the “Genomics in Business” conference,