Gaining Insight into Daily NGS Lab Operations So often when we discuss sequencing, we are focused on the big picture. How do we deal with the massive amount of data, and what does it mean? Other times we focus on how we are sequencing the samples—is it NGS or Sanger, whole exome or microarray? In…

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Applications Expand Genomics Workflow Support for Research and Clinical Labs Branford, CT – January 5, 2017 – Core Informatics today announced the release of two new genomics workflow solutions for use on the Platform for Science. The apps provide new capabilities for researchers and technicians executing microarray genotyping and Sanger sequencing workflows, and complement Core’s existing solutions for Next…

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How High Throughput qPCR and mRNA Analysis Are Being Used in Biopharma R&D I imagine you are saying to yourself – the title was catchy, but is reading the whole article really worth it. Are you are interested in learning more about high throughput qPCR and mRNA analysis? Are you studying the downstream effects of…

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A Mix and Match Approach to Building Your LIMS Capabilities The Marketplace is our informatics app store, which allows you to mix and match applications to build the laboratory information management system (LIMS) you desire. All products and apps in the Marketplace are designed to work together. The modularity of Thermo Fisher™ Platform for Science™ software…

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  Clinical labs performing next-generation sequencing (NGS) demand more from a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) than either non-clinical NGS labs or clinical labs delivering non-NGS tests. That’s because NGS puts unique challenges on the infrastructure required to deliver reliable, high-quality results in a cost-effective, timely, and regulatory-compliant manner. We’ve had a lot of conversations with our NGS…

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This is part three of our series on life in a CLIA lab. The previous two blogs in this series explored the transition from working in a research-based facility to moving to a CLIA lab and bringing NGS into a Sanger Lab.  In a Bringing Next-Generation Sequencing into a Sanger Lab, I discussed implementing NGS workflows in a Sanger sequencing…

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This is part two of our series on life in a CLIA lab. The first blog in this series explored the transition from working in a research-based facility to moving to a CLIA lab.  For the last two decades, Sanger sequencing was the gold standard in the clinical lab. It was perfect for the era when most genetic tests…

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NGS LIMS in Clinical Labs Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made genetic information part of mainstream medical practice. Labs that have delivered common clinical tests from routine blood draws to pathology work ups now also perform genetic testing. In addition, hospitals are building dedicated labs, like the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory, to meet clinical and…

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Choosing to run next-generation sequencing (NGS) can be a compelling proposition for many organizations. One large biopharma, for instance, plans to use NGS to, “quickly leapfrog other biopharmas,” according to its Senior Product Manager of R&D IT. He was one of the experts that we interviewed for our white paper, “Next-Generation Sequencing Comes of Age: Tips from…

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