Entries by Ryan Casey

The Cost of HLA Typing

At The Sequencing Center, one of the main services that we provide to pharmaceutical, academic, and clinical researchers is HLA Typing. HLA Typing (human leukocyte antigen) is most commonly leveraged for matching patients and donors for bone marrow or cord blood transplants. However, it is also used in a lot of immunotherapy research for drug […]

The Influence of Genetics on Clinical Research

Like any new technology adoption curve, genome sequencing has gone through the typical hype cycle. We start to leverage a new technology and it becomes massively hyped as the thing that will “change everything” only to realize that we don’t know what to do with it. We then go into despair because it seemingly hasn’t […]

Increasing Access to Genome Sequencing for Clinical Diagnostics

As genome sequencing continues to decrease in price and increase in demand, the desire for many clinical organizations to leverage genome sequencing as a clinical diagnostic means continues to get traction. In a recent change, the California State Legislature approved a pilot budget and project to research the benefits of leveraging genome sequencing for disease […]

Genome Sequencing Facility Makes Move to Commoditize DNA Extraction By Offering Free DNA Extraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Collins, Colorado, 5/17/2018 – The Sequencing Center, a next generation genome sequencing company, made a big move today by announcing free DNA extraction for any genome sequencing project that comes through their facility. The company already offers free basic bioinformatics, which includes alignment and variant analysis, as part of its efforts […]

Why You Need Genome Sequencing in Clinical Research

Clinical research is a tedious process that requires precise data to validate research claims. In its current state, there are many parts of the process that break down for various reasons. Between time constraints, financial resource allocation, data collective practices, material purchasing, cross-team communication, and so much more, there are big hurdles that all lead to […]

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Why You Need Genome Sequencing in Drug Discovery

It’s no secret to anyone in the drug development industry that it’s incredibly hard to find potential candidate biomarkers to develop drugs. While much calculation, research, and prudence goes into ensuring the accuracy and assurance of a target biomarker, there are so many variables left in play that it is impossible to know for certain. […]

Why You Need Genome Sequencing in Clinical Trials

The Challenges of Clinical Trials Working on clinical trials in the pharmaceutical or clinical research field can frequently be a messy process with numerous complications. You can feel blocked and delayed by staggering testing costs and lengthy trial durations. There are, however, many ways to optimize clinical trials through enrollment planning, cost benchmarking, forecasting and […]

Genome Sequencing Facility Promises Highly Affordable Pricing and Scalable Sequencing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Collins, Colorado, 07/20/2017 –  The Sequencing Center, a next generation genome sequencing company, opened its lab today promising affordable genome sequencing, bioinformatics, and genome data management for research, pharmaceutical, and clinical organizations. The company is offering services for organizations performing research on bacterial, viral, and human-oriented projects. Among these services, the […]

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Performing Metagenomic Sequencing and Analysis

A common project type we see at The Sequencing Center is researchers looking to identify what types of organisms are in their samples. Metagenomic sequencing provides these researchers the ability to sequence a general environmental sample, run it through a sequencing device, and parse out the organisms present. Metagenomic Sequencing The field of metagenomics is […]

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A Case for Owning End To End Sequencing

As a researcher, we all want to get the highest quality data and accuracy throughout the research process to inform us better. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting half baked data, unclear results, or chasing an insight down a rabbit hole only to find that it it was false. But where exactly do these problems […]

Multiplex Sequencing: The Fast and Cost Effective Method

The cost and speed of completing a genome sequencing run is typically the driving force behind any research requiring next generation sequencing. Most organizations have project or departmental budgets that they need to adhere to, which makes sequencing pricing a very sensitive topic. Researchers need the sequencing data but often don’t have an adequate budget […]

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Do You Really Need Whole Genome Sequencing

These days whole genome sequencing has almost become a buzzword in the scientific community. A common myth is that in order to get true value out of sequencing, you need to gather data on the whole genome. This has largely been pushed by different institutes as the “gold standard” with the chief argument being that […]

How to Analyze Antibiotic Resistant Genes in Bacteria

A hot area for research is antibiotic resistant genes within bacteria. It’s a fairly complicated subject with many challenges in analyzing these types of genes as it requires properly structured data that can be hard to find. In this post, we’ll cover a simple way to analyze antibiotic resistant genes within your dataset. Back to […]

7 Cancer Gene Databases You Need

With any research, it all starts with the data. Cancer is no exception here. The incredible amount of funding that has been pushed into cancer research has produced many different databases that have identified genes that correlate with common cancers. A great first step for researchers exploring the genetic structures of these diseases is to […]

Bacterial Whole Genome Sequencing: Benefits, Advantages, and Outcomes

Researchers are limited only by their imagination and available technological resources, but technology is continuing to gain ground. Over the years, the way knowledge has been pieced together about the function and location of genes has generally depended on the manipulation, observation, and sequencing of specific loci. Technological advances, however, have given us the ability […]

Using Genome Sequencing to Ensure Drug Stability

Biologic drug development has the unique challenge of dealing with a live organism that has the ability to change. It’s a no brainer that pharmaceutical companies want to ensure that the biologic drug is stable throughout the manufacturing process to ensure that, once administered to a patient, it’s the same as they initially thought. At […]