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Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. CTL

R&D: Biosciences

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  • SMRT™

Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry, and optics, Pacific Biosciences of California has created a powerful technology platform called single-molecule, real-time, or (SMRT™) technology. SMRT™ technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single-molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of living systems.

Cornell Connection

A Cornell faculty member and a PhD graduate of Cornell’s School of Applied and Engineering Physics founded the company. The company's foundational technology is licensed from Cornell University.