CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies
LIFE), today announced Dr. Angel Carracedo and Dr. Mark Pallen
as the winners of the
European Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM™) Sequencer
Each scientist will receive an Ion PGM and because of the
ubiquitous nature of the Ion Torrent sequencing technology, these
scientists will be able to give their labs sequencing capabilities
that up to now were only prevalent in large, core sequencing
In addition, Ion Torrent has awarded three runners-up an Ion PGM
sequencer to support their exceptional proposals. This award
will enable the visionary scientists to conduct further research at
an accelerated rate.
“In all of the proposals we saw innovative, often potentially
breakthrough applications that were on the shelf simply because
there was not a technology that had the speed, throughput,
affordability and read length to make them practical,” said Dr.
Jonathan M. Rothberg, Founder and President of Ion Torrent.
“Ion Torrent is the only sequencing technology that offers
the ability to do all your ‘next-gen’ research applications in your
own lab, while enabling a new generation of research applications
that need same day results.”
Award WinnersDr. Carracedo, Director of the Galician
Foundation of Genomic Medicine in Spain, was awarded the grant for
his proposal to create a fast and affordable method for genetic
screening of research samples from newborns.
“Up to now ne