Our Services



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.

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Oligo Synthesis

Since 2002, inqaba biotec™ has been Africa’s leading oligonucleotide production facility. At present, based in Pretoria, we are able to produce over 1000 custom oligonucleotides per day. Our standard and modified oligonucleotides are quality controlled and normally dispatched within 24 hours or 96 hours, respectively. We strive to provide exceptional service and fast turn-around times to ensure our clients benefit from our high quality synthetic oligonucleotides.

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Sanger Sequencing

Our Sanger DNA sequencing facility offers DNA sequencing from various templates using BrilliantDye™ Terminator v3.1 Cycle Sequencing on two ABI3500XL genetic analysers. We strive to deliver a flexible service to serve most needs. Our facility is able to offer, but are not limited to: primer design and production; template preparation, amplification and purification; cloning, data analysis; Species ID including Fungi, Bacteria, Insects.

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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 (Illumina®: MiSeq and HiSeq2500 and PacBio’s Sequel).

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Massarray Genotyping

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.

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Animal Genetics

The Animal Genetics Department at Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd provides a myriad of accurate genetic tests to the domestic, livestock and wildlife industries. Our laboratory is state-of-the-art and holds the gold standard in sequencing and fragment analysis technologies. We are streamlined for high-throughput processing and ensure that processes are standardised to provide consistent results within our typical turnaround time. We provide accurate genetic health tests, colour genetic tests, species identification and parentage tests.

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Instrument Services

The inqaba biotec™ Service Department now offers the unique value-added service of in-house Maintenance, Service and Repair on all instruments in our extensive portfolio.

Some leading brands in life science equipment that falls within our portfolio: Eppendorf; Vilber Lourmat; Gentaur: ELISA Plate Readers, washers and incubators; Seegene: MolDx (CFx-96 & Nimbus); FasterAIR and NanoDrop Spectrophotometers (ThermoScientific).

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Fragment Analysis

The inqaba biotec™ Sanger Sequencing Core Facility brings capillary-based fragment analysis for cost-effective high-throughput marker analysis to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our fragment analysis services include a variety of genotyping solutions, from DNA fingerprinting to indel mutation analysis for the healthcare, agricultural, animal and conservation industries.

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qPCR Analysis

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There is a need for practical application training in molecular biology in Africa – we offer tailored workshops and courses in phylogenetic analysis,  molecular techniques, sequencing technologies and bioinformatics. Click to find out more!

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