News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Genesis Genetics Establishes London Laboratory


6/30/2014 11:07:03 AM

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

PLYMOUTH, Mich. and LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genesis Genetics, a global leader in reproductive genomics, has opened a new state-of-the-art clinical and research laboratory in London, U.K. Its team of scientists and physicians will focus on the company's core technical expertise analyzing the genetics of microbiological samples as well as develop ways to adapt its discoveries into practical applications for the health and well-being of patients.

The lobby of the new Genesis Genetics London location, located in the London Bioscience Innovation Centre (LBIC).

The new laboratory facility is strategically located in the London Bioscience Innovation Centre (LBIC), where scientists cross-pollinate ideas with enterprise. Mark Hughes, the company's CEO, considers the great possibility of having a laboratory within reach of other chief medical scientists in the area. "It is essential that we are shoulder-to-shoulder with top-fight British scientists who are within walking distance of the leading hospitals and clinics of the city," said Hughes. "We are excited for Genesis Genetics to be at the very core of U.K. life science research and medical care."

Dr. Tony Gordon, Managing Director of U.K. operations, also believes the new location is key for partnering with the many hospitals that London has to offer. "With the nature of our diagnostic work, there is value in being close to the clinics that need our services," said Dr. Gordon. "Due to the high quantity of the U.K.'s private clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles occurring in London, it was time to have a presence there." Genesis Genetics has had an active clinical presence in Nottingham, England, for nearly a decade, and has performed preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for thousands of patients around the world. The company will continue to run its Nottingham facility primarily for patients in the U.K. midlands and the north.

In addition to single-gene PGD, Genesis Genetics provides comprehensive chromosome screening, using advanced technologies to test IVF embryos and noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of maternal blood during pregnancy all with overnight results."We have partnered with Illumina's Reproductive and Genomic Health (RGH) division [the world leader in next-generation genomic sequencing and prenatal testing] to provide highly reliable, cost-effective and very rapid noninvasive prenatal testing for the U.K.," said Dr. Gordon. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, this opening represents the ninth worldwide location for Genesis Genetics, which also has laboratories located in Argentina, Brazil, Jordon, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

More information can be found at www.genesisgenetics.org.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123185

Contact:
Dorothy Twinney
Dorothy@rbdcreative.com
734-927-7168

SOURCE Genesis Genetics



Help employers find you! Check out all the jobs and post your resume.

Read at BioSpace.com


comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES