Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Shanghai Biochip Center Buys Illumina BeadLab

NEW YORK, June 30 - Illumina said today that it has sold a BeadLab SNP genotyping laboratory to the National Center for Biochip Technology in Shanghai, China.


The system will be installed at a new NCBT facility in Shanghai and used for large-scale genotyping projects such as the identification of genes associated with complex disease and the stratification of patient populations based on genetic differences.


The BeadLab, which includes a BeadArray reader, GoldenGate assay protocols, LIMS and analytical software, and fluid-handling robotics, will also help support China's participation in the International HapMap Project.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.