Posted by Justin Johnson on Jun 04, 2012
It’s been a while since I have blogged on Ion Torrent data. There are several reasons for this.
First and foremost is that my head has been buried in The Archon Genomics XPrize Validation Protocol in which we were contracted to execute staring at the end of last year. The AGXP is an ambitious, incentivized prize competition that will award $10 million to the first team to rapidly, accurately, and economically sequence 100 whole human genomes to a level of accuracy never before achieved. The VP provides an opportunity to test and score current WGS technologies, assist the scientific community in establishing the reference genome(s) for this Competition and the means for analyzing the results of the Competition.
Second, it was with great anticipation and excitement that we received our Certificate of Compliance recently from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This means we have been deemed a CLIA lab and can begin to offer our Clinical Exome test under CLIA guidelines. No small feat.
But, here I am, again, knocking the dust off the blogging boots, and wading into another data set Ion Torrent has publically released.
Posted by Steven Davis on May 25, 2012
The Life Technologie's Ion Torrnet Bus stoped at EdgeBio in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Here they talked with President and CEO Dean Gaalaas about how EdgeBio has successfully been using the Ion PGM Sequencer in their service lab for over a year now. The Ion Torrent PGM Sequencer's speed has enabled EdgeBio to dramatically increase sequencing turnaround times, from weeks to days.
Posted by Steven Davis on May 09, 2012
We would like to thank Genomeweb for their recent articles regarding the announcement of our CLIA status. If you missed the articles from Genomeweb you can view them here: Clinical Exome Sequencing and EdgeBio Recieves CLIA Certification
A few weeks ago we received our CLIA certification for next generation sequencing and will offer clinical exome sequencing for large labs and hospitals that can do their own in-house analysis. We will supply aligned sequencing data and leave the interpretation to the customers themselves.
Posted by Dean Gaalaas on Apr 24, 2012
It was with great anticipation and excitement that we received our Certificate of Compliance yesterday from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This, paired with our compliance letter from the State of Maryland, means we have been deemed a CLIA lab and can begin to offer our Clinical Exome test under CLIA guidelines. It’s been quite a journey to get here and everyone is quite excited to receive this designation and achieve this milestone.
Posted by Justin Johnson on Apr 19, 2012
One of several areas in which we hope we stand out here at EdgeBio is in our up front project design. There are many people, from our project managers, to lab personnel and management, to our informatics group and even our SAB (See a presentation on Genomic Study Design from Dr. Michael Zody at the Broad) that all play an active role in helping our clients design their genomic projects. We try to take in to account several global considerations (timelines, technologies, quality, etc) for tailoring each project to the researcher and their goals. More often than not though, it comes down to cost. While cheaper is usually not better, it sure is attractive.
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