Helicos BioSciences is a life-science company committed to developing instruments and reagents for the high speed sequencing of single DNA and RNA molecules. High speed sequencing is a breakthrough tool for solving many important and difficult problems in biology and medicine. Helicos BioSciences’ technology will allow cancer researchers to fully and accurately characterize the cancer genome on tens of thousands of tumors, thereby elucidating the full range of molecular alterations which cause cancer, leading to a new era in cancer diagnosis and therapy.

Founders: Dr. Ivan Trifunovich