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Technology Seminar (23 Feb 2011)



Technology Seminar

Ion Torrent, the innovative semiconductor sequencing for life – A billion years of evolution meets a trillion dollars of investment


Dr Michael Rhodes

Senior Product & Applications Manager

23 February 2011 (Wed)

10:30 – 11:30am

Room L6-32, 6/F, Laboratory Block

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building

21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



The Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM™) is simpler, more cost effective, and more scal-able than any other sequencing technology. The PGM™ sequencer is a bench top system utilizing ground breaking and disruptive semiconductor technology that enables rapid and scalable se-quencing experiments. Ion Torrent technology uses a massively parallel array of proprietary semi-conductor sensors to perform direct real time measurement of the hydrogen ions produced during DNA replication. A high-density array of wells on the Ion semiconductor chips provide millions of individual reactors while integrated fluidics allow reagents to flow over the sensor array. This unique combination of fluidics, micromachining, and semiconductor technology enable the direct translation of genetic information (DNA) to digital information (DNA sequence) rapidly generating large quantities of high quality data.



Kind Reminder: Please take off your lab coat before coming to the seminar.

Co-organized with Applied Biosystems HK Ltd
Refreshment to be served

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