Since 2002, we have gained the technical expertise and grown our facility to produce over 1000 custom oligonucleotides per day in Pretoria. Our standard and modified oligonucleotides are quality controlled and normally dispatched within 24 hours or 96 hours, respectively. We always strive for a fast turn-around times so that our clients can enjoy the full benefit of locally produced oligonucleotides.
Our Sanger DNA sequencing facility offers DNA sequencing from various templates using BigDye® Terminator v3.1 Cycle Sequencing on two ABI3500XL sequencers. We strive to deliver a flexible service to serve most needs. The facility is able to offer primer design and production, template purification and amplification, cloning, data analysis and also including services like fungal and bacterial ID and much more.
We offer NGS project design input, a rigorous quality controlled library preparation and sequencing workflow, fast turn-around times and support in data analysis and interpretation, all performed in our facility in Pretoria. We prepare DNA or RNA samples for a “start to finish” NGS Service available on various platforms (Roche®: FLX Junior, Illumina®: MiSeq and Thermo Scientific™: Ion Proton™).
Our SNP genotyping service using Agena Bioscience’s MassARRAY allows you to custom design your genotyping assay to fit your research needs. The ease of analysis is afforded by the accompanying software, making it detailed and basic enough to understand. A high plex capability, sensitivity and good turn-around time make the MassARRAY the genotyping technology of choice for the analysis of 10s to 100s of SNPs. A range of panels are offered upon request to address different spheres of research such as oncology, human identification, methylation and genes associated with drug metabolism.
Our customized bioinformatics analysis services will allow you to make sense of your Next Generation Sequencing data sets. Small to large data sets, we will assist in helping you answer your scientific question. From analysis solutions to bioinformatics training, we cover it all.
Our Animal Genetics service includes a wide variety of genetics tests mainly for dogs and wildlife species. Tests offered include parentage verification, genetic disease screening and sub-species verification. The department is ever expanding the test portfolio and striving to improve on service delivery.