Nucleics announces a project to sequence the Streptococcus gordonii DL1 genome using the ASIN genome sequencing technology developed by Nucleics. Streptococcus gordonii is an oral pathogen that can cause severe heart valve damage. This project is being performed in collaboration with Professor N A Jacques from Institute of Dental Research in Sydney. Approximately 25% of the genome sequence was completed in a pilot project in December 2000.
The ASIN technology was sold to Takara Biomedicals in March 2000, however, Nucleics retains the right to use the technology internally for non-commercial projects.