Lightspeed Genomics, formerly Solametrix, is using their sub-pixel optical technology, called Synthetic Aperture Optics, to create sensors which are able to resolve substantially smaller features compared to standard camera systems. They received a grant from the NHGRI in 2009 to apply this technology toward the creation of a next generation sequencing system. They state that the higher resolution optics should allow them to increase throughput, reduce feature size by 4X, and reduce reagent use by 16X.
Projected commercial availability: unknown
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