We have not heard much of this in the news of late, and with recent milestones in the progress it could be an entirely different ball game too by the time it is decided. Complete Genomics, who I am not even sure is a contender here has changed the picture quite a bit with their offering of 5k sometime next year to be available might impact the entire project a bit. BD
BT and the X PRIZE Foundation Team Up to Inspire World Changing Innovations – Personalized Medicine Sequencing
The $10 million Archon X PRIZE for Genomics is focused on bringing the world of personalized medicine into the era of more preventive treatments and practices in health care. There are 3 categories on the X PRIZE, and one is DNA Sequencing. BT Global Services has now added some additional funds to the projects. There are a total of six contenders for the X Prize in the Biotech competition.
Of recent I have posted a few articles regarding the DanaherMotion Polonator and this is part of the Personal Genome X-team competing for the 10 million dollar prize. More about the team can be found here. Information on the first 10 participants is listed here, along with George M. Church, the leader of the project.
Further movement in the Genomics and personalized medicine move...as the competition heats up...related story below on what Baylor College is doing in this direction...it may be a bit technical for the average layman, but very informative overall...workforce automation and accelerated imaging capabilities...BD
ZS Genetics Inc. has become the latest New England life sciences firm to enter the Archon X Prize for Genomics competition, which will award $10 million to the first group to sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days for less than $10,000, the company said.
Archon X Prize for Genomics Purse: $10 million Goal: Sequence 100 human genomes in 10 days for $10,000 per genome or less Status: ZS Genetics, which is developing an approach that replaces fluorescent tagging with decodable electron-microscope images of DNA, is a favorite to win.