Base4 Innovation, a Warwick University spin-out, signs deal with Hitachi for DNA sequencing system.

Genetics company Base4 Innovation has signed a collaborative agreement with tech firm Hitachi High-Technologies to develop the Cambridge-based firm’s DNA sequencing system.

Hitachi will lend its instrumentation under the terms of the deal to the Warwick University spin-out, which in turn will use the Japan-based firm’s tech to further examine its long read-length, single-molecule, nanopore-based DNA sequencing system.

Base4’s technology makes easy analysis of genetic material a possibility, enabling the firm to directly read DNA modifications such as methylation, relevant…

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