For many applications, once the actionable information is known, there is little sense in "boiling the ocean" with sequencing.
Recently spun out of Rice University, Anvil mines sequencing data to design extremely efficient assays to profile 100's to 1000's of DNA targets. We build flexible sensing technology and software that roughly 250X the multiplexing capabilities of existing PCR hardware. Given the commoditization of DNA extraction from various sample types, we are breaking the analytical bottleneck. We are initially focusing on scalable microbial analysis services and diagnostics.