Stratos Genomics Achieves Major Technical Milestone and Adds Tim Hunkapiller to Science Advisory Board

Stratos Genomics Inc today announced that it has reached its next significant milestone by achieving single molecule DNA sequencing of 100+ base templates with its patented “Sequencing by Expansion™” (SBX) technology. Stratos Genomics also announced the addition of Tim Hunkapiller, co-inventor of four-color Sanger sequencing, to its Science Advisory Board (SAB).

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Stratos Genomics Receives Fundamental Patent on Sequencing by Expansion™ Technology

Stratos Genomics Inc today announced it has been granted US Patent 7,939,259 titled "High Throughput Nucleic Acid Sequencing by Expansion." Sequencing by Expansion™ (SBX™) is a method for converting DNA into a more easily-read polymer called an Xpandomer™. Xpandomers encode DNA base sequence information with high signal-to-noise reporters optimally positioned along the polymer chain. SBX is a solution to the intrinsic problem of sequencing native DNA at high-speed and low cost.

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Stratos Genomics scores $4M

Stratos Genomics, a Seattle startup developing new genome sequencing technologies, has raised a $4 million series-A financing round led by Fisk Ventures. The three-year-old company is a spin off from the Stratos Group, a Seattle product development shop.

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