BioNano Genomics' DNA sequencing IrysChip named Top 10 Innovation for 2014

Dec. 3, 2014

BioNano Genomics Irys platform named a Top Ten Tech Innovation of the year by The Scientist magazine.The Scientist magazine has named a DNA sequencing technology that originated in part at Princeton University as one of its Top 10 Innovations for 2014. 

San Diego-based BioNano Genomics' IrysChip enables researchers to more fully explore genomes.

According to The Scientist:

"Dicing genomic DNA into bits is essential to obtain short-read, high-coverage sequence data, but this process destroys the genome’s broader topography. The IrysChip from BioNano Genomics provides a high-throughput platform for visualizing large-scale genomic structure, with applications for mapping, assembly, and evolutionary analyses."