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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.

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Genome Sequencing Facility Promises Highly Affordable Pricing and Scalable Sequencing

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Genome Sequencing Facility Promises Highly Affordable Pricing and Scalable Sequencing

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 new facility offers targeted sequencing methods for research fields including inherited diseases, oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, antibiotic resistant gene analysis, and biomarker discovery for drug development optimization.

“We saw a large gap in the market for researchers who need an all-in-one solution,” said Richard Casey, PhD, CEO and Head of Bioinformatics at The Sequencing Center. “Typically, researchers go to multiple vendors to get their sequencing and bioinformatics done, which increases cost and turnaround times. We brought all aspects of genome sequencing into one facility delivering new industry standards for both turnaround time and pricing.”

Genome sequencing is important for academic, clinical, and commercial organizations as it provides data driven results instead of trial and error for research efforts. Through The Sequencing Center, researchers can perform whole genome and targeted sequencing to get those deep insights without spending large portions of their project budget.

“Two of the biggest barriers for researchers are sequencing costs and the time it takes to react on those results,” said Richard Casey. “The real value in sequencing is in the data analysis and efficient storage of those massive datasets. We unlock those abilities for researchers through our end to end solution.”

The Sequencing Center offers whole genome sequencing for bacteria and viruses starting as low as $130/sample, with their pricing including quality control analysis, sample preparation, DNA/RNA sequencing, and basic bioinformatics analysis. They’re currently one of the only vendors in the market doing providing an all-inclusive service and price.

“We have many customers who have already chosen us as their preferred sequencing vendor throughout us ramping up to this launch and are excited to partner with new organizations as we officially open,” said Richard Casey. “If you’ve ever thought about genome sequencing but found it too expensive, get in touch with us. We think we can change your mind.”

The Sequencing Center provides free project consultation, industry specific sequencing, and custom sequencing solutions for small to large enterprises. 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, 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.