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8/21/2013 9:24:02 AM
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Oxford, UK – 21 August 2013. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, has released the results from a recent survey of researchers using next generation sequencing. The survey was designed to investigate current trends in NGS usage and determine future demands; to aid OGT in continuing to deliver high-quality, up-to-date services and provide insightful, relevant customer resources. The company received 596 responses from its worldwide database of contacts and donated to the UK charity DEBRA (for the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa) for each completed survey.
Responses on the most popular research areas for NGS and choice of methods uncovered a trend towards cost-effective, high-resolution targeted resequencing techniques over whole genome sequencing, with the Illumina platform identified as the leading technology. Cancer and rare disease are the most popular research areas for using NGS, supporting the use of targeted approaches which enable more accurate detection of rare variants.
Challenges in bioinformatics were found to be one of the biggest barriers to NGS implementation, which may explain why over a third of investigators choose to outsource data analysis. Supporting this finding, data quality and bioinformatics expertise are cited in the top three essential factors when choosing an NGS service provider.
Further insights into the use of NGS for clinical tests, preferred NGS methods, and demands on service providers are also presented. Download the full results here.
The survey adds to a growing portfolio of informative resources from OGT on NGS, including a recent whitepaper on choosing the right NGS method and a free-to-download demo version of their innovative and easy to use Genefficiency™ NGS reporting software.
Download the survey results or for more information on OGT’s Genefficiency services, contact OGT or visit the website.
For further information, please contact:
Oxford Gene Technology, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PF, U.K.
T: +44 (0) 1865 856826 ; F: +44 (0) 1865 848684 ; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
W: www.ogt.com ; Twitter: @OxfordGeneTech
About Oxford Gene Technology
Founded by Professor Ed Southern, Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) provides innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine. The company has two trading businesses: Genomics comprises of CytoSure™ cytogenetics array, labelling and interpretation software products and services for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities, and Genefficiency™ Genomic Services, a unique combination of platforms, expertise and processing capabilities to deliver rapid, relevant genomic data. The Biomarkers business utilises proprietary next generation technologies to build a rich patent-protected portfolio of promising biomarkers for early stage cancer detection including advanced programmes in colorectal and prostate cancer plus the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.
CytoSure™ and Genefficiency™ NGS browser: For Research Use Only; Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures
CytoSure: This product is provided under an agreement between Agilent Technologies, Inc., and OGT. The manufacture, use, sale or import of this product may be subject to one or more of U.S. patents, pending applications, and corresponding international equivalents, owned by Agilent Technologies, Inc. The purchaser has the non-transferable right to use and consume the product for RESEARCH USE ONLY AND NOT for DIAGNOSTICS PROCEDURES. It is not intended for use, and should not be used, for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of any disease or condition, or for the investigation of any physiological process, in any identifiable human, or for any other medical purpose.
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