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About 454 Life Sciences

454 Life Sciences develops and commercializes novel instrumentation for high-throughput DNA sequencing. Specific applications include whole-genome sequencing, RNA analysis and ultra-deep sequencing of target genes. The hallmarks of 454 Sequencing are its simple, unbiased sample preparation and massively parallel sequencing, which makes large-scale scientific projects feasible and more affordable. In 2005, 454 Sequencing and the Genome Sequencer 20 System won The Wall Street Journal's top Innovation Award for 2005, and received an R&D 100 Editor's Choice Award as one of the most technologically significant products in 2006.

Headquarters Location

20 Commercial Street

Branford, Connecticut, 06405,

United States


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454 Life Sciences Patents

454 Life Sciences has filed 31 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biotechnology
  • DNA
  • Genetics
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Molecular biology, Biotechnology, DNA, Genetics, Molecular biology techniques


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Molecular biology, Biotechnology, DNA, Genetics, Molecular biology techniques



Latest 454 Life Sciences News

Global Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Market Worth USD 10,371.1 Million by 2021 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2021 - Key Vendors: 454 Life Sciences, Agilent Technologies, Illumina - Research and Markets

Mar 14, 2016

Global Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Market Worth USD 10,371.1 Million by 2021 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2021 - Key Vendors: 454 Life Sciences, Agilent Technologies, Illumina - Research and Markets March 14, 2016 10:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time DUBLIN--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the "Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Market by Platforms (HiSeq, MiSeq, HiSeq X Ten/X Five, Nextseq500, Ion Proton, PGM, IonS5, PacBio & Sequel), Services (Targeted Sequencing, De novo),Application (Diagnostic, Drug Discovery) - Global Forecasts to 2021" report to their offering. The next generation sequencing market is expected to reach USD 10,371.1 Million by 2021 from USD 4,031.7 Million in 2016, at a CAGR of 20.8% between 2016 and 2021. The drivers for the NGS market include technological advancements in NGS products, increasing applications of NGS, entry of new market players, and increasing partnerships & collaborations among market players plus growing incidences of cancer, inherited rare disorders, and pre- and neo-natal disorders. This report segments the global NGS market into products & services, technology, application, and end user. The NGS market, by products & services is segmented into pre-sequencing products & services, NGS platforms, consumables, sequencing services, data analysis/bioinformatics. The pre-sequencing products & services segment if further categorized into DNA fragmentation. End repair, A-tailing, & size selection; library preparation & target enrichment; and quality control. Companies Mentioned: 454 Life Sciences Corporation (Roche Holding AG) Agilent Technologies, Inc.

454 Life Sciences Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was 454 Life Sciences founded?

    454 Life Sciences was founded in 2000.

  • Where is 454 Life Sciences's headquarters?

    454 Life Sciences's headquarters is located at 20 Commercial Street, Branford.

  • What is 454 Life Sciences's latest funding round?

    454 Life Sciences's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did 454 Life Sciences raise?

    454 Life Sciences raised a total of $52.5M.

  • Who are the investors of 454 Life Sciences?

    Investors of 454 Life Sciences include Roche Holding, TowerBrook Capital Partners, Cooper Hill Partners and CuraGen.

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