Life Technologies Says No. Of Ion Community Users Triples
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Life Technologies Corp. (LIFE) announced that membership in the Ion Community, the online open-access resource for Ion Torrent users and developers, has tripled to 5,000 people in just three months. According to the company, the sudden jump in membership began after Ion Torrent published its sequencing protocols, analysis software and datasets for the Ion Personal Genome Machine, the world's first benchtop sequencer, on September 30 of 2011. Ion Torrent founder and chief executive officer Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, said, "The amazing growth of the Ion Community underscores the huge demand there is in the scientific community to work with an open access platform and participate in how that platform develops. Sharing information will accelerate the development of Ion semiconductor sequencing and inevitably drive breakthroughs in fields including medicine, energy and agriculture." ..."