Roche buys U.S. gene sequencing tech company Stratos Genomics
Fri May 22 2020
Lucy Harlow (3146 articles)

Roche buys U.S. gene sequencing tech company Stratos Genomics

General view of the Roche building in Welwyn Garden City, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Welwyn Garden City, Britain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Pharmaceutical group Roche (ROG.S) has acquired U.S.-based Stratos Genomics to further develop DNA-based sequencing for diagnostic use, it said on Friday.

“The acquisition provides Roche access to Stratos Genomics unique chemistry, Sequencing by Expansion,” the Swiss drug maker said in a statement. “The Roche nanopore sequencer, once developed, will utilise a novel approach that combines electronic and biological components to sequence DNA for fast, flexible and cost-effective clinical diagnostic testing.”

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Lucy Harlow

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