Written by Tonia Chen - Senior Manager of R&D Center of Genomics
It has been more than 20 years since the foundation of Professor Zhou Deyuan and Zhou Mengxian (current chairman) in October 1990, and it is the largest commercial genome sequencing company in the country. Under the hard work of the company‘s team, it was successfully publicly issued in 2013, stock code: 4195, with steady growth in revenue and profit every year. The company provides diversified technical services, covering: nucleic acid sequencing, primer synthesis, next-generation nucleic acid sequencing, single-cell nucleic acid sequencing, clinical testing, scientific research and experimental technology OEM...etc. The laboratory has also passed the international ISO/IEC 17025 Certification. In recent years, it has also actively stepped into the field of nucleic acid pharmaceutical factories, and has completed the construction of a PIC/S GMP nucleic acid pharmaceutical factory, successively completed the acquisition of certificates, and successfully transformed.
Why we introduced iCATCHER to our workflow.
Through the introduction of Mr. Zhou Boyao, the company's business director, we started to contact iCATCHER. During the process, I appreciated the product development expertise and product introduction and interpretation of the founder, and the characteristics and applications of CatchGene’s core technology can help our laboratory easily handle large volumes specimen. The limitation of nucleic acid extraction from large volumes specimens were solved easily, and joined to automated extraction smoothly from manual extraction.
A system really useful and speed us up !
The design of iCATCHER is very intuitive and friendly, and does not require complicated steps at all, making it more convenient for operators to use. In addition to iCATCHER's patented extraction technology, robotic arm movement planning and cross-contamination control are also designed. Our laboratory used iCATCHER to extract cfDNA, blood DNA, and FFPE DNA, which has reached 3,000 specimens. The quality of these nucleic acid shows excellent stability, which makes people feel confident to hand over the samples to iCATCHER for processing. In addition, daily maintenance is also very simple
Each sample is unpacked and used with a single cartridge reagent, which avoids shortening the validity period or contamination of traditional reagents after the whole bottle is opened, and can effectively manage the nucleic acid extraction efficiency. It is really useful for extracting large volume samples (eg: 4 mL plasma or blood for cfDNA or gDNA).
Following applications of these high purity nucleic acids
Genomics BioSci. & Tech. Co., LTD. is the largest NGS sequencing service provider in the country. The cfDNA, blood gDNA and FFPE DNA extracted by iCATCHER were further applied to WGS, WES and Cancer Panels.
Our laboratory used iCATCHER to extract cfDNA, blood DNA, and FFPE DNA, which has reached 3,000 specimens. The quality of these nucleic acid shows excellent stability, which makes people feel confident to hand over the samples to iCATCHER for processing. In addition, daily maintenance is also very simple.
Tonia Chen - Senior Manager of R&D Center, Genomics