DNA Electronics and 454 Life Sciences enter partnership

DNA Electronics, a fabless semiconductor provider of solutions for real-time DNA and RNA analysis, announced it has entered a partnership with 454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company.

The collaboration will focus on the development of a low-cost, high-throughput, long-read, high-density DNA sequencing system.

As part of the agreement, DNA Electronics has signed a non-exclusive licence to provide relevant IP from its proprietary semi-conductor technology portfolio to Roche.

This technology, which enables sensitive detection of nucleotide incorporation during sequencing, will build on 454 Life Sciences’ current pyrosequencing-based platform.