LONDON – Illumina Inc. has named the first three U.K. genomics startups to be backed by its accelerator program, after expanding the scheme from the San Francisco Bay Area to its European headquarters in Cambridge, U.K.
Pharma and diagnostics giant Roche Holding AG, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired Seattle-based Stratos Genomics Inc., an early-stage sequencing technology company, in a move aimed at advancing development of Roche’s nanopore sequencer. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported on Friday, were not disclosed.
Deep Lens Inc. has integrated molecular data parsing and management technology into its Viper clinical trial screening and enrollment platform, enabling automated matching of patients with eligible genetic profiles to clinical trials. The Columbus, Ohio-based company licensed the proprietary technology from the University of Miami.