Monday, October 17, 2011

A QuantuMDx Leap for Handheld DNA Sequencing

"October 17, 2011 | MONTREAL – Speaking for the first time in his life as a commercial consultant rather than a public servant, Sir John Burn, a highly respected clinical geneticist in the United Kingdom, provided the first glimpse at a nanowire technology for rapid DNA genotyping that could eventually mature into the world’s first handheld DNA sequencer.  
Burn previewed a potentially disruptive genome diagnostic technology in a presentation on the closing day of the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal last weekend. 
One day a week, Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, serves as medical director for QuantuMDx (QMDx), a British start-up co-founded by molecular biologist Jonathan O’Halloran and healthcare executive Elaine Warburton."

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