Top Next Generation Sequencing Applications

A common question we’re asked is what library preparation applications are researchers most interested in. Providers starting their own core facility, bioinformaticians writing software for a particular pipeline and others trying to gauge demand for NGS applications are most interested in this answer. In the last three months we looked at the number of initiated projects on Genohub that included library preparation. Projects initiated on Genohub are made through our Shop by Project: https://genohub.com/shop-by-next-gen-sequencing-project/ or our Shop by Technology: https://genohub.com/shop-by-next-gen-sequencing-technology/ interfaces. Users enter project information like coverage or the number of required reads and can specify if they prefer one platform over another. Genohub’s intelligent project matching engine takes this data and displays packages that consist of provider services that match the user’s request. Users who select a package and begin direct communication with the provider are considered those who have initiated a project. A summary of the library preparation applications those users choose in the projects started between 10/2013 and 12/2013 are plotted in Figure 1 (data of projects using our complementary consultation service was also included in this graph).  

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RNA-Seq projects encompass all those starting with Total RNA, ribosomal depleted and poly-A select RNA. These applications were the most popular followed by projects involving whole genome sequencing. RNA-Seq’s growing versatility as both an expression analysis and de novo assembly/construction tool are likely the reasons for the greatest number of projects on Genohub. Targeted DNA applications were also frequently performed as Exome, 16S V4 and other Amplicon-Seq projects consisted of the 3rd, 4th and 5th most commonly started projects on Genohub. While not illustrated in Figure 1, specialized applications related to Methyl-Seq and ChIP-Seq were some of the fastest growing.

Having recently started, we expect these numbers to grow significantly. We’ll keep the community updated with our latest data. If you’re a researcher or service provider that has a unique NGS application, we’d like to hear about it ! For inquiries or suggestions please contact us at support@genohub.com.

Bioinformatic Analysis: A New Option On the Genohub NGS Market

The ability to list and purchase bioinformatic analysis services along with next-gen sequencing comes to Genohub. This additional feature set will further simplify the NGS project experience by offering capabilities for the bioinformatics project step, all in one roof. By launching this service, researchers on Genohub are now able to shop from full-service sequencing providers who offer the three main services required in every NGS project with options for Illumina, Ion, SOLiD, PacBio, and Roche454 platforms:

  1. Library prep
  2. Next generation sequencing
  3. Bioinformatic analysis

The addition of this service alleviates the burden many researchers face of shopping for three separate sequencing related services from multiple providers and efficiently managing the entire process.

The benefits of this feature for researchers includes:

  • Researchers save time and money purchasing sequencing and bioinformatic services simultaneously
  • By enabling next gen sequencing providers to list bioinformatic services, it becomes easier and faster for researchers to compare and select a provider for their project
  • Risk is mitigated, as researchers are able to purchase bioinformatic services along with NGS services by providers that have gone through the Genohub vetting process

Providers also benefit:

  • Providers are now able to better highlight their unique services by listing specific bioinformatic services. These include basic primary analysis that may be included with every sequencing order, as well as more complex secondary and custom bioinformatics services that can be ordered as add-ons to NGS projects.
  • The bioinformatics platform enables providers to more succinctly communicate bioinformatic services to researchers, cutting down on back and forth communication prior to the researcher opting to move forward with the services listed by the provider

Providers may now list bioinformatic analysis services on the familiar “Manage Services Offerings” page:

New manage services page includes bioinformatics analysis services

New Manage Services Page

Researchers will be able to view these services once they select to view details about a sequencing package found when shopping by project or technology.

At Genohub we constantly strive to improve the service we offer to the NGS community through the development of new features and functionality. When we launched Genohub in August, 2013 our goal was to launch a service that was useful to researchers and sequencing providers, and continue to enhance and improve our service based directly on feedback from our clients.

The bioinformatic analysis listing feature come as a direct result of our development methodology. Researchers asked for a one-stop-shop for all of their sequencing needs, and sequencing providers asked for more ways to highlight and differentiate their services on Genohub. You asked, we listened!

Please visit Genohub often as we are constantly adding new useful features to improve the next-gen sequencing shopping experience including upcoming features to further enable providers to differentiate themselves and mitigate risk in decision making for researchers. If you have any feedback on additional features you would like to see, please send us feedback by shooting us an email at info@genohub.com.

BaseClear Lists Next Gen Sequencing Services On Genohub

Genohub would like to welcome BaseClear to the Genohub family. The sequencing services listed by BaseClear has added more available options for researchers on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

BaseClear has listed the following next gen sequencing instruments and Illumina library prep options:

  • Instruments:
    • Illumina MiSeq paired end sequencing options
    • Illumina HiSeq paired end sequencing options
    • PacBio SMRT Cell
  • Library prep:
    • Illumina DNA
    • Illumina 16S V4
    • Illumina RNA (rRNA-depleted)

BaseClear is located in the BioSciencePark (BSP) of Leiden in the Netherlands. By using Illumina systems (HiSEQ2500 and MiSEQ) in combination with the PacBio RS system BaseClear can offer whole genome analysis and offer a wide variety of combinations of read lengths, number of tags and paired end size ranges. The lab has been ISO17025 accredited since 2006.

We are excited to include BaseClear’s high throughput sequencing services on the Genohub next gen sequencing market.

UTHSCSA Lists Next Generation Sequencing Services On Genohub

Genohub would like to welcome the Genome Sequencing Facility (GSF) at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to the Genohub family. The sequencing services listed by UTHSCSA has added more available options for researchers on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

UTHSCSA listed the following next generation sequencing instruments and Illumina library preparation options:

  • Instruments:
    • Illumina MiSeq paired end sequencing options
    • Illumina HiSeq single read and paired end sequencing options
  • Library prep:
    • Illumina ChIP
    • Illumina Directional RNA (polyA-selected)
    • Illumina Directional RNA (rRNA-depleted)
    • Illumina DNA
    • Illumina Exome
    • Illumina RNA (polyA-selected)
    • Illumina RNA (rRNA-depleted)
    • Illumina Small RNA (microRNA)

The GSF has a stated mission to deploy NGS systems focusing on cancer genomics to benefit Greehey CCRI investigators and the wider research community. The NGS facility performs all protocols necessary for preparing a sample to be sequenced on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 system. The GSF is also a research group with experience in customizing experiments and developing new applications. They provide:

  • Complete project consultation for optimal experimental design and setup
  • Complete quality control analysis during library preparation and data generation
  • Secure website to download the sequencing data with quality information
  • Full project report
  • Bioinformatics analysis option available
  • NCBI GenBank submission option available

We are excited to include UTHSCSA high throughput sequencing services on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

Micro-Seq Lists Next Generation Sequencing Services On Genohub

Genohub would like to welcome Micro-Seq Enterprises to the Genohub family. The sequencing services listed by Micro-Seq has added more available options for researchers on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

Micro-Seq listed the following next generation sequencing instrument and Illumina library preparation options:

  • Instrument:
    • Illumina MiSeq paired end sequencing options
  • Library prep:
    • Illumina DNA
    • Illumina 16S V4
    • Illumina Small RNA (microRNA)
    • Illumina RNA (rRNA-depleted)
    • Illumina Bisulfite

Micro-Seq Enterprises was formed to help reduce the sometimes long delay researchers are forced to endure to get the results of their experiments that involve DNA or RNA sequencing (RNA-seq, RNAseq), including bacterial community analysis (16S sequencing). Micro-Seq is able to offer quick turnaround times for researchers with smaller sequencing projects. Unlike sequencers with enormous capacity, the economic scale of the Illumina MiSeq prevents researchers with smaller sequencing projects from enduring longer wait times and higher fees.

 

We are excited to include Micro-Seq’s high throughput sequencing services on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

Press Release: Genohub Launches Next Generation Sequencing Marketplace

You can view the original press release on our official launch at PRWeb.com. Thanks to the folks at RNA-Seq Blog for quickly picking up the story.

Genohub announced the launch of their online market for next generation sequencing services today.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2013

Genohub.com announced the launch of their online market for next generation sequencing services today. The online service, is positioned to completely change the way high throughput sequencing services are ordered, accelerating genomic research by improving access to sequencing services. Genohub’s intelligent sequencing matching engine instantly matches researchers with service providers based on specific project criteria. Genohub facilitates the management of sequencing projects throughout the sequencing lifecycle from selecting orderable sequencing packages, to communication, payments and delivery of data.

For Researchers

Genohub’s online service transforms the way researchers go about ordering next generation sequencing (NGS) and reinforces the critical researcher-provider communication cycle involved in every project. Genohub’s model eliminates the need for researchers to call multiple service providers to compare service details and prices. Researchers use the smart NGS matching engine to gain immediate access to up-to-date service listings from reputable providers. The transparent pricing model, with exact service prices, reduces the time needed to compare services and makes it significantly faster, more informed and more accurate than manually ordering by email or phone. Researchers using the service are also able to take advantage of one-time deals and other offers not normally available through a provider’s website or pricing sheet. Clear maximum turnaround times for each service reduces the unpredictability associated with project completion dates. Researchers using the service are able to track the status of their orders, upload data or project specific information and post messages to providers performing the work.

Genohub’s shopping interface is designed to accommodate both researchers with prior experience with the latest sequencing technology, as well as the increasing number of life science researchers who are not necessarily familiar with the latest sequencer specs or perhaps have no prior sequencing experience at all. Experienced users can search by selecting specific instruments and run types while researchers new to sequencing can shop for services by their project requirements, e.g., read number and coverage. Researchers who need help selecting the right sequencing service can also take advantage of free consultation by Genohub’s PhD trained staff.

For Service Providers

Genohub has also invested significantly on promoting NGS service providers by allowing them to advertise services and extend their reach to places where they would normally not receive orders. Providers sign up and list their services in a structured format allowing Genohub’s matching engine to automatically offer services to customers based on their experimental needs. The online service facilitates customer communication via a centralized messaging interface, which allows providers to request data, convey unforeseen handling or quality issues and relay project status to the researcher.

Genohub also automatically generates accurate quotes based on the pricing information that has to be entered by the provider only once. This significantly reduces the amount of time providers would normally have to spend on creating and communicating quotes

“While high-throughput sequencing holds enormous potential for unlocking new discoveries, the high cost and complexity of sequencing projects necessitate a professional marketplace like Genohub to improve access and facilitate collaboration between researchers and service providers across universities, companies, as well as other private and public research organizations around the globe,” said Pouya Razavi, Genohub’s CEO and co-founder.

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Global Biologics Lists Next Generation Sequencing Services On Genohub

Genohub would like to welcome Global Biologics to the Genohub family. The sequencing services listed by Global Biologics has added more available options for researchers on the Genohub next generation sequencing market.

Global Biologics listed the following next generation sequencing instrument and Illumina library preparation options:

  • Instrument:
    • Illumina HiSeq paired end sequencing and single read sequencing options
  • Library prep:
    • Illumina DNA
    • Illumina DNA Hydroxymethylation
    • Illumina ChIP
    • Illumina Small RNA (microRNA)
    • Illumina Directional RNA (polyA-selected)
    • Illumina Bisulfite
    • Illumina Mate Pair (7-15 kb)

Global Biologics is a research & development service laboratory focused on clients performing discovery and applied research from academic, government, & private organizations. With experienced personnel and efficient molecular services, Global Biologics can aid scientists in advancing complex research studies.

The nucleic acid services offered by Global Biologics address common laboratory bottlenecks which are critical yet time consuming to perform. Specifically, Global Biologics has expertise in the following areas:

  • NGS Library construction & Sequencing (Illumina)
  • PCR based gene expression profiling and genotyping
  • Targeted Sequencing Applications (HiSeq) & Data Analysis
  • Nucleic Acid Isolation, QC and archive
  • Automation, scale up, and tech transfer

We are excited to include Global Biologic’s high throughput sequencing services on the Genohub instant matching engine.