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The TrueMethyl® Seq kit


DNA/protein in bar-coded sample tubes.


Nuclear transfer, pipette inserted into egg


May 2012
Syncona meets with founders to review commercial opportunities for new method of sequencing novel base modification 5 hydroxymethyl cytosiine
August 2012
Syncona commits £500k in seed financing of the company
May 2016
Cambridge Epigenetix announces a $21m Series B investment by Google Ventures, Sequoia, New Science Ventures and Syncona

Company Details


Research tools

Fully diluted ownership


Value of Syncona holding


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CEGX is developing research tools which provide detailed resolution of epigenetic changes to DNA, a key piece of information which has clear research utility and clinical potential as a diagnostic tool for diseases such as cancer.

CEGX was Syncona’s first investment, made in 2012, and was formed out of the work of Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, the co-inventor of the market leading sequencing platform now commercialised by Illumina Inc.


Jason Mellad

Syncona Representatives
  • Martin Murphy
Head of R&D
  • Toby Ost