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Vol.10, No.3-4   October 1999 

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Mathies, U of Calif, Berkeley
Richard Mathies, University of California, Berkeley

New Device Speeds Sequencing

Report from 1999 DOE Genome Meeting

The "microplate DNA analyzer" features 96 channels etched in a radial pattern into a 4- or 6-in. glass wafer disk. Sample injection occurs near the disk edge, and separated DNA fragments are detected near the center. Separations of ds-DNA fragments are complete in <120 seconds, and DNA sequencing separations take only 20 minutes for 500bp [see Anal. Chem. 71(1), 566-573 (1999)].

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