GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), a life sciences tools company commercializing a unique protein sequencing platform, today announced that it has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq: NBI). The addition is based on the results of the annual reconstitution of the index announced by Nasdaq on December 10, 2021 and will become effective prior to the U.S. market open on Monday, December 20, 2021.
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Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in 2013, Quantum-Si is focused on revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. The Company's suite of technologies is powered by a first-of-its-kind semiconductor chip designed to enable single molecule next-generation protein sequencing and digitize proteomic research in order to advance drug discovery and diagnostics beyond what has been possible with DNA sequencing.
Forward Looking Statements
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