New DNA Sequencing Facility Established in China Based on PacBio’s SMRT Sequencing Platform
Monday, October 27, 2014
“Our goal is to become an innovative high-tech enterprise,” stated founder and CEO of SLPC, Dr. Zhang Yaozhou. “I believe that PacBio’s platform provides the most complete and accurate sequencing data, and we are committed to applying this technology toward the improvement of human health.”
SLPC purchased four PacBio RS II Sequencing Systems earlier this year and recently installed them at their newly dedicated facility. The company ultimately intends to focus on applications such as molecular-based approaches for early diagnosis of cancers, disease recurrence control and drug efficacy evaluation.
About the PacBio RS II and SMRT Sequencing
Pacific Biosciences’ SMRT Sequencing technology achieves the industry’s longest read lengths, highest consensus accuracy, and the least degree of bias. These characteristics, combined with the ability to detect many types of DNA base modifications (e.g., methylation) as part of the sequencing process, make the PacBio RS II an essential tool for many scientists studying genetic and genomic variation. The PacBio platform provides a sequencing solution that can address a growing number of complex medical, agricultural, and industrial problems.
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