The Sequencing Center Now Offers Human Whole Genome Sequencing Services

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The Sequencing Center Now Offers Human Whole Genome Sequencing Services

Fort Collins, Colorado, 05/6/2019 – The Sequencing Center, a genome sequencing provider for biological and clinical research, announced today that it will provide human whole genome sequencing (WGS) services for genomic medical research. Historically, the company has focused on targeted human genome sequencing for clinical research. With this new service, The Sequencing Center will provide a comprehensive suite of whole genome and targeted solutions, continuing its expansion in the $69B human clinical research market.

“We’re extremely excited and pleased to offer human whole genome sequencing services for our customers,” said Richard Casey, PhD, CEO of The Sequencing Center. “Sequencing the entire human genome provides a comprehensive view of gene structure and function, which is vital for research in genomic medicine.  Human WGS is broadly applicable in disease prognosis, studying familial gene inheritance patterns, population genetics and for advancing the entire field of genomic research.  Physicians, clinicians, and other researchers will benefit greatly from this new service.”

Sequencing the entire human genome generates very large, highly complex datasets.  To address this issue the company includes bioinformatics data analysis services to assist with the interpretation of results. It also includes data management services to help clients with data transmission, storage, and archival processes.  The company performs free DNA extraction for those clients who wish to submit samples for sequencing.

“We provide comprehensive services that deliver actionable results for the WGS research community,” said Ryan Casey, Head of Product and Business Development. “Our competitive pricing strategies are designed to fit the budgets of cost-conscious researchers while maintaining rapid turnaround time so researchers can act on their results in a timely fashion. I get really excited thinking about how this is going to accelerate the discovery process for human genetics.”

This new service offered by The Sequencing Center provides researchers with a powerful method for human genomic insight and discovery.  It is available to researchers simply by submitting their samples today.

About The Sequencing Center
The Sequencing Center provides academic, pharmaceutical and clinical researchers a single source for genome sequencing and bioinformatics at low cost with rapid project turnaround times. The company’s services include whole genome sequencing, targeted resequencing, gene panels, HLA (human leukocyte antigen) sequencing, microbiome sequencing, DNA extraction, data management, and bioinformatics data analysis.  For more information, visit www.thesequencingcenter.com, email info@thesequencingcenter.com or call 877-425-2235 to start a free consultation process.

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With 510% Revenue Growth Powered by Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and USDA, The Sequencing Center Sets Eyes on Larger $9B Genetics Market

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With 510% Revenue Growth Powered by Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and USDA, The Sequencing Center Sets Eyes on Larger $9B Genetics Market

Fort Collins, Colorado, 01/10/2019 – The Sequencing Center, a genome sequencing provider for biological and clinical research, announced a year-over-year revenue growth of 510%. Throughout the year, The Sequencing Center doubled new client accounts, including major hospitals and pharmaceutical companies such as Children’s National Hospital, The Salk Institute, Pfizer, The NIH, The USDA, Harvard University, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The Sequencing Center also made a large expansion into providing rapid response HLA Typing for clinical research, presenting a $750M market opportunity.

“Our growth in 2018 is a testament to the quality of services we provide paired with the speed that we deliver results,” said Richard Casey, Ph.D., the CEO of The Sequencing Center. “We made significant strides in the clinical sequencing market with new services that landed high profile clinical research projects. As we continue to expand our clinical offerings and simplify access to genome sequencing, we’re excited to see further growth in 2019.”

The Sequencing Center saw project sizes double from repeat customers due to the high quality of services. Over 70% of the company’s revenue is now represented by projects with a clinical research focus, proving a garnered trust in their services to power life-changing medical discoveries. This landed them on multiple top HLA Typing vendor lists for transplant, immunology, and immuno-oncology research. By making ancillary services free, such as DNA extraction and bioinformatics, the company has grown considerably faster than the overall genetics market growth rate of 20% per year.

“Our growth is nothing short of amazing considering how young of a company we are and that we currently don’t have any outside funding,” said Ryan Casey, Head of Product and Business Development. “We’re partnering with some extraordinary clients to accelerate life-changing research. What we find most exciting is the rapid expansion of organizations using our services and how that will translate into new opportunities in 2019.  We’ll be working hard to expand what we can do specifically within the clinical research and drug discovery markets.”

In the company’s business model, researchers simply submit their samples and receive data back with turnaround times measured in days instead of months, accelerating all researchers who leverage their pipelines. In one instance, a pharmaceutical client was able to get critical HLA Typing data for their clinical trial back in a few days, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential lost time.

“Our unique value proposition to the market has resonated so much that our biggest problem is keeping up with demand. This has taught us a lot about what matters to our clients and where they want us to go,” said Ryan. “This positions us really well as a leading service provider for clinical and pharmaceutical research. Part of that also means expanding our services into major research areas, such as cancer or B/T-cell immunology. We’re just at the very beginning which is extremely exciting given where this market is heading.”

To learn more, visit www.thesequencingcenter.com or email info@thesequencingcenter.com to start a free consultation process.

About The Sequencing Center

The Sequencing Center provides academic, pharmaceutical, and clinical organizations a single facility for genome sequencing and bioinformatics. The company provides all-inclusive and transparent pricing with rapid project turnaround times. For more information on The Sequencing Center, please visit www.thesequencingcenter.com.

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

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

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 to make genome sequencing more affordable.

“Researchers have been nickel and dimed on services that don’t really cost all that much to run these days,” said Richard Casey, PhD, CEO and Founder at The Sequencing Center. “There are other facilities charging between $10-$25 per sample for DNA extraction which really adds up. However, the reality is that with modern equipment, it costs a few pennies and almost no time to do DNA extraction. It was a no-brainer for us to make it free.”

High quality DNA extraction is essential in creating a successful, end-to-end genome sequencing project. Without high quality DNA, the risk of getting great results increases significantly. With The Sequencing Center, researchers can simply send in their sample content and their lab experts will leverage a broad array of DNA extraction kits to ensure the highest quality DNA is captured.

“It’s a win-win for everyone actually,” said Ryan Casey, Head of Product and Business Development at The Sequencing Center, when asked if by doing this it costs the company a lot of money. “The way we look at it is that for our researchers to succeed, they need high quality data, and for us to help them succeed, we need high quality DNA. DNA extraction wasn’t a profit center for us and since it was such a low cost anyways, we believed that it would reduce price for our clients while streamlining operations on our end, saving us money as well.”

Traditionally, researchers bear the brunt of the cost for both DNA extraction and bioinformatics as well as coordinating sending their samples to multiple vendors for various services. With The Sequencing Center making each of those options free, researchers are now only paying for the core steps to get genome sequencing done, making the process much more simple.

The Sequencing Center provides bacterial, viral, yeast, and targeted human sequencing services and solutions to small and large research organizations around the world. To learn more, visit www.thesequencingcenter.com or email info@thesequencingcenter.com to get in touch with their consultation team.


About The Sequencing Center

The Sequencing Center provides academic, pharmaceutical, and clinical organizations a single facility for genome sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management. The company provides all-inclusive and transparent pricing with rapid project turnaround times. For more information on The Sequencing Center, please visit www.thesequencingcenter.com.