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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: 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: 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: 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

Agrigenomics: how can NGS contribute to global food security?

Posted on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

“Experience of artificial fertilisation, such as is effected with ornamental plants in order to obtain new variations in colour, has led to the experiments which will here be discussed. The striking regularity with which the same hybrid forms always reappeared whenever fertilization took place between the same species induced further experiments to be undertaken.”1

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, Sequencing, KASP, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Crop Breeding

A way to prevent type 1 diabetes?

Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 08:08 AM

Blindness, cardiovascular disease, and stroke are all long-term health problems that can be caused by type 1 diabetes (T1D), a serious disease that typically manifests in children or adolescents. When the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin are destroyed, blood glucose levels become too high, and result in life-long dependence on daily insulin injections to control blood sugar levels.

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Topics: Genomics, Genotyping, Diabetes

How targeted GBS-driven genomic selection can help you get to market faster

Posted on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Plant and animal breeding programs often take generations to improve quality and yield but using a genotyping protocol with targeted sequencing can bring you genetic gains faster. Could your plant- or animal breeding program use a boost?

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Topics: Genomics, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Animal Breeding, Genomic Library

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