BioNano Genomics, a company that uses technology developed at Princeton University for high quality genome analysis, announced the purchase of its Irys™ System by several genomics research centers, including the Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) and Genoscope (The French National Sequencing Center), according to an article in PRN Newswire.
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BioNano Genomics, a company founded in part using innovations developed at Princeton, announced today achievement of a major milestone for the Irys system: the ability to collect human data at 30X depth, sufficient for a genome map, in 24 hours on a single chip. The one human : one chip : one day was announced at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 Meeting October 18-22 in San Diego.
A new center for small-molecule screening has opened on the Princeton campus. The facility offers researchers the ability to rapidly test large numbers of molecules and identify ones that may have therapeutic potential or aid in biomedical research.
Princeton University's Office of Technology Licensing has named W. Bradford Middlekauff as its first executive in residence, a position aimed at offering an entrepreneurial and industry-based perspective to the faculty and students involved in the transfer of University discoveries to the marketplace.
Four Princeton University physicists were among 19 scientists nationwide to receive five-year, $1.8 million awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation intended to support "ambitious, high-risk research" in quantum materials: M. Zahid Hasan, a professor of physics; Nai Phuan Ong, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials; Jason Petta, an associate professor of physics; and Ali Yazdani, a professor of physics.
Recent Princeton University postdoctoral researchers Jeremy Palmer, of chemical and biological engineering, and Knut Drescher, of molecular biology, received 2014 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists, which recognize outstanding postdoctoral scientists in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
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