BGI Genomics has patented a gene sequencing reaction device with a supporting platform, dipping container, temperature control apparatus, transfer apparatus, and chip holding apparatus. This system allows for efficient gene sequencing reactions by dipping a sequencing chip with DNA samples into a chemical reagent. GlobalData’s report on BGI Genomics gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Gene sequencing reaction device with temperature control and chip transfer

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: BGI Genomics Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11857973B2) discloses a gene sequencing reaction device designed to facilitate gene sequencing reactions efficiently. The device comprises a supporting platform with a dipping container for holding a chemical reagent, a temperature control apparatus, a transfer apparatus for inserting or pulling out a sequencing chip, and a chip holding apparatus with one or more chip mounting positions. The chip holding apparatus includes a chip framework with a jaw fitting opening for clamping the chip framework, allowing movement of the sequencing chip. Additionally, the device may include multiple dipping containers, each with isolated dipping reaction areas, an overflow port, a chip supplying storage apparatus, a chip unloading storage apparatus, a container cover to prevent evaporation of the chemical reagent, and a controller for temperature control and sequencing chip dipping time and sequence.

Furthermore, the gene sequencing reaction device may feature a chip mounting opening with a through opening for mounting the sequencing chip, a hydrophobic surface on the chip framework, a tapered lower end of the chip framework, a protective cover for the dipping container, an air blowing apparatus to remove chemical reagent, and a controller for temperature control and sequencing chip dipping time and sequence. The device aims to streamline the gene sequencing process by providing a comprehensive solution for handling sequencing chips efficiently, ensuring accurate and reliable results in gene sequencing reactions.

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