Kevin Quon
Insider ownership, small-cap, long-term horizon, dividend investing

Pacific Biosciences Of California: An Underrated DNA Sequencer Gaining Traction

There are few technologies that have the potential to advance and improve the understanding of science. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) is one such name to do this. The company has developed a platform capable of improving the study of DNA synthesis, composition, structure, and regulation. The company markets an integrated system for genetic analysis known as the PacBio RS II.

The system boasts the longest base pair read lengths in the industry thereby providing the most complete picture of a typical sequence. The company competes with other more established players in the industry including Illumina (ILMN) and Life Technologies (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific). A sample look at the typical read length of its...

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