Company:  PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CA ... (PACB)
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  8/10/2012 
CIK:  0001299130 
Address:  1380 WILLOW ROAD 
City, State, Zip:  MENLO PARK, California 94025 
Telephone:  650-521-8000 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
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Market Cap: 
$314.39M
Description of Business
We develop, manufacture and market an integrated platform for high resolution genetic analysis. We have developed a technology to study the synthesis, composition, structure, and regulation of DNA. Combining advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, we created a technology platform using our proprietary single molecule, real-time, or SMRT, technology. Our SMRT technology uses the natural processing power of enzymes, combined with specially designed reagents and detection systems, to record individual biochemical events as they occur. The ability to observe single molecule events in real time provides the scientific community with an advanced tool for investigating basic biochemical processes such as DNA synthesis. Our SMRT technology has the potential to advance scientific understanding by providing a window into biological processes that has not previously been open.
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