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DNAVision Expands Facilities with Plans for Adding Next-Gen Sequencing and Other New Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Belgian applied genetics and genomics services company DNAVision announced today that it has doubled its laboratories and office space in Charleroi-Gosselies, Belgium, adding five new laboratory areas dedicated to cell culture and nucleic acid extraction.
The move is aimed at augmenting the company’s RNA- and DNA-based analytical techniques, expanding its biopharmaceutical services portfolio, and providing new GMP certified assays.
DNAVision said that its DNAVision AgriFood subsidiary, a spin-off of the University of Liège, will move to a new facility at the end of this month. Along with biosafety level 3 laboratory services, DNAVision said it will also provide a range of new services including next-generation sequencing, though it did not provide details on the sequencing platform it plans to use.
In a statement today, DNAVision CEO Jean-Pol Detiffe said that the firm’s revenues increased more than 50 percent in 2008.
He also noted that the company plans to launch consumer genetic services this year.
DNAVision, a spin-out of the University of Brussels, has experience providing nucleic acid extraction and purification services. Most of these extraction services are accredited by the Belgian accreditation body BELAC.