Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Agilent Technologies and BioNanomatrix to Develop Genetic Analysis System Using Nanoscale Whole Genome Imaging Technology

Abstract:
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and BioNanomatrix Inc. today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to develop a new genetic analysis system combining the two companies' technologies. BioNanomatrix, which develops breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms, will apply its innovative nanoscale single molecule imaging technology to develop consumable chips and reagents, while Agilent will develop the measurement instrumentation platform for the system.

Agilent Technologies and BioNanomatrix to Develop Genetic Analysis System Using Nanoscale Whole Genome Imaging Technology

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on November 5th, 2007

"This collaboration with Agilent provides us with the opportunity to join forces with a global life sciences leader to accelerate the development of our unique nanoscale whole genome imaging technology," said Dr. Michael Boyce-Jacino, chief executive officer of BioNanomatrix. "We now have a partner with strong life sciences expertise and capabilities committed to working with us to develop key life-sciences applications, such as assays for genotoxicity and cytogenetics, as well as potentially DNA sequencing."

BioNanomatrix is developing pioneering technology that enables nanoscale single molecule identification and analysis of the entire genome, delivering single-molecule sensitivity in a highly parallel format. The company's patented analytic platform based on this technology has the potential to provide rapid, comprehensive and cost-effective ultra-high resolution analyses of DNA. The two companies intend to collaborate closely in the development of an integrated system and applications.

"BioNanomatrix's unique nanoscale whole genome imaging and analysis technology, with sensitivity at the level of the single molecule, has the potential to enable a number of important new applications for life sciences research and clinical medicine," said Nick Roelofs, vice president and general manager of the Life Sciences Solutions Unit at Agilent. "We are committed to continuing our leadership in developing important new technologies and solutions for our customers, and we look forward to collaborating with the BioNanomatrix team to enable these powerful new capabilities to reach the marketplace."

Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.

####

About Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal year 2006.

About BioNanomatrix

BioNanomatrix is developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms for applications in clinical genetics, cancer diagnostics and other biomedical applications. The company is applying its expertise in nanochips, nanodevices and nanosystems to develop its patented platform technology to provide fast, comprehensive, and low-cost analysis of genomic, epigenomic and proteomic information with sensitivity at the single cell/single molecule level. BioNanomatrix’s technologies are licensed exclusively from Princeton University. Founded as a spin-out of Princeton University in 2003, the company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn. For more information, visit http://www.BioNanomatrix.com .

NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site at http://www.agilent.com/go/news .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Agilent
Mary Lou Simmermacher
+1 408-553-2487

or
GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners, for BioNanomatrix
Barbara Lindheim
+1 212-918-4650

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain April 23rd, 2014

Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission: Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them April 22nd, 2014

Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate First Size-based Chromatography Technique for the Study of Living Cells April 22nd, 2014

Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor April 21st, 2014

Announcements

Study finds long-term survival of human neural stem cells transplanted into primate brain April 23rd, 2014

High-Performance, Low-Cost Ultracapacitors Built with Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Future devices based on technology could bridge gap between batteries and conventional capacitors in portable electronics and hybrid electric vehicles April 23rd, 2014

Guo Lab Shows Potential of RNA as Heat-resistant Polymer Material for Nanoarchitectures April 23rd, 2014

National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on the Success of CRS-3 and the First Flight of the Falcon 9R April 22nd, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

Global leader in solar cell manufacturing eyes New York for major expansion outside of Japan: CNSE and Solar Frontier Explore $700 Million Investment, Job Creation in New York State April 22nd, 2014

ASM International Repositions Brand and Introduces New Logo; Looks to Future of Materials Science Innovation: New logo celebrates organization’s history and provides fresh elements for future growth April 21st, 2014

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles April 10th, 2014

Peer Reviewed and Approved for Science by the the Washington Academy of Sciences April 3rd, 2014

Research partnerships

University of Waterloo Visits China to Strengthen Bonds With Research Partners April 21st, 2014

Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection, study finds April 17th, 2014

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity: X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity April 16th, 2014

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide: Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor April 8th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE