Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Celemics, South Dakota State University Create NGS-Based Respiratory Panel for Swine

NEW YORK – Celemics and South Dakota State University said on Tuesday that they have partnered to create a new sequencing-based panel to detect respiratory pathogens in pigs.

The partners said the test, which detects more than 50 different viruses and bacteria, is the first to use hybridization and next-generation sequencing, rather than PCR or culturing.

"Celemics' hybridization panel represents a large leap forward in our ability to detect and concurrently genetically characterize swine pathogens. While we focus on the most significant pathogens, such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and influenza A virus, clinical disease is often the end result of co-infections with a number of viruses and bacteria," Benjamin Hause, a professor at South Dakota State, said in a statement.

"Celemics' technology will enable comprehensive pathogen screening that will allow better herd management and improved swine health," Hause added. The panel also detects African swine fever virus and foot and mouth disease virus.

Financial and other details of the partnership were not disclosed.

Celemics, based in South Korea, develops target capture-based sequencing kits. Last month, the firm partnered with Strand Life Sciences to combine its bioinformatics pipeline with Strand's analytics platform.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.