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Hideki Kambara



  • DNA Sequencer

Hideki Kambara
Hideki Kambara, Ph.D.
(Emeritus Fellow)


April 2015

Dr. Kambara is recognized for his revolutionary research leading to the development of a high-throughput capillary array DNA sequencer, with a functional capacity nearly 20 to 30 times that of previous devices. The sequencer was employed in the Human Genome Project, speeding-up and contributing significantly to the Project's groundbreaking results. It continues to play a significant role in the advancement of new research in biology and biochemistry, as well as the development of scientific technology in pharmacology, medicine and other research fields utilizing applied genomic data.


Hitachi Central Research Laboratory
1-280 Higashi-Koigakubo,
Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo 185-8601, JAPAN

Tel: +81-(0)42-323-1111
Fax: +81-(0)42-327-7695

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry:
    Mass spectrometry using ionization at atmospheric pressure to efficiently produce molecular ions. (Holds the patent for this method.)
  • Field desorption ionization and collision induced decomposition mass spectrometer for biological molecules.
  • Molecular secondary ion mass spectrometry:
    Molecular ion production and mass spectrometry by ion bombardment ionization for non-volatile biocompounds. (1983 IR100)
  • Combined system of liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer. (1994 R&D 100)
  • Fluorescent DNA sequencer
  • Capillary array DNA sequencer.
    (Holds many patents on DNA detection systems)
  • DNA expression profile analysis
  • Instruments for DNA diagnostics.

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