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Expanded SeqSNP support with new NGS lab in Middleton, WI

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 09:15 AM

LGC, Biosearch Technologies is excited to announce the expansion of SeqSNP targeted genotyping by sequencing (GBS) services in North America. Advancing AgBio projects from our Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, location, these services provide an all-inclusive, cost-effective targeted GBS solution that requires no setup costs or upfront sample number commitment.

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, GBS, SeqSNP, Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing

When you don’t need an EUA for SARS-CoV-2 testing

Posted on Fri, Apr 10, 2020 @ 03:00 PM

On March 25, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held the first of a series of virtual town halls they will be holding to answer technical questions about developing, validating, and implementing tests to detect SARS-CoV-2. Elizabeth Hillebrenner and Timothy Stenzel, PhD, from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) provided an overview of the policies governing the development and deployment of SARS-CoV-2 tests as well as expanded guidance on the existing policies. One of the more interesting points they covered were the different scenarios where diagnostic test developers do not need to file for an emergency use authorisation (EUA), which the FDA put in place to expedite increased testing capabilities. We’ve summarised those scenarios here, although we recommend you use the links at the end of this post to see the source material from the FDA if you are considering any of these pathways.*

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Coronavirus

New NGS service lab now open in Middleton, WI for expanded global support

Posted on Wed, Apr 01, 2020 @ 09:27 AM

Back in September 2018, LGC acquired Lucigen Corporation. The ISO accredited site is based in Middleton, Wisconsin and employs just over 75 people. Lucigen specialises in enzymes, competent cells, and cloning systems to support applications in diagnostics, drug discovery, synthetic biology and gene editing, and now as a part of the Biosearch Technologies portfolio, is expanding next generation sequencing (NGS) services in support of our agricultural biotechnology customers.

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Topics: Genomics, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Addressing COVID-19 together: LGC, Biosearch Technologies and Shanghai Liferiver Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Posted on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 10:13 AM

In the nearly three months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19, the outbreak has become a global crisis, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting 113,702 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 10, 2020, with 80,924 of those cases in China and the remaining 32,778 cases spread across 109 countries1.

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Custom Oligos, Genomics, Coronavirus

What diagnostic test makers and CLIA labs in the US need to know about Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

Posted on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 11:58 AM

*Since the original publication of this blog, LGC, Biosearch Technologies is now the only acceptable commercial supplier of CDC-qualified SARS-CoV-2 probe and primer kits labeled with BHQ dye. Learn more here.

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic challenges society with the largest public health crisis of modern times, testing is a crucial part of the response. In the United States (U.S.), getting tests into the community has been challenging, in part due to the need to obtain an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, in recent weeks, the US government has been doing its best to partner with private industry where the FDA has been fast-tracking more EUAs in effort to making testing more widely available across the country.

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: Collaboration to meet the challenge

Posted on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

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Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an infectious virus that is spreading rapidly around the world and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak a global health emergency within weeks of its identification. As of 11 March, WHO announced that the Coronavirus outbreak has become a global pandemic.

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, Coronavirus

Molecular diagnostics: how can NGS live up to its promises?

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 09:37 AM

The development of new genomic sequencing techniques and bioinformatics analysis in the last decade has led to massive advances in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease (1,2).

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Back to basics - the crucial step of sample collection

Posted on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 09:37 AM

Best practice in sample collection for SeqSNP targeted genotyping by sequencing projects

When good goes in, great comes out

Great genotyping data begins with good sample collection. Sampling can be tedious work, so we’re providing tips on proper collection to lock down efficiency and ensure the best outcome.

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Topics: Genomics, Genotyping, Sequencing, SeqSNP

Genomic selection: can it accelerate livestock breeding?

Posted on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 08:44 AM

Livestock supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people worldwide, contributing 40% of the global value of agricultural output.1 This makes the livestock sector one of the fastest growing parts of the agricultural economy, with opportunities for agricultural development, poverty reduction and food security gains.

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Arrays, Genomic Library, Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing

The women of LGC, Biosearch Technologies

Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 09:24 AM

 We've heard it said for years, "TV will rot your brain". But in the case of our three colleagues below, that definitely wasn't the case. Shows like "Once upon a time...Life" and "3-2-1 Contact" sparked curiosity in our team members and set them on the path that eventually led them to LGC, Biosearch Technologies™. As we wrap up this month celebrating all the great women in science throughout history, we take a look at and salute a few of the trailblazing women here at LGC. 

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Topics: Genomics

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