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BGI Tech launches 2 major NGS service options to suit customers' specific needs

X bio and Intelligen provide highest-quality, fast turnaround NGS services for both established and customized requirements

BGI Shenzhen

Cambridge, Mass. and Shenzhen China - September 10, 2014 - BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD. (BGI Tech), a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, is launching two new ranges of next generation sequencing (NGS) services - X bio and Intelligen - to celebrate 15 years of successful genomic service provision. Covering a comprehensive and cutting-edge range of NGS service offerings, X bio and Intelligen have been optimised for different requirements so customers will find it even easier to select best and most cost-effective service for their particular needs. The new X bio range is ideal for customers requiring more established NGS services, with the Intelligen range designed for researchers with more complex needs, requiring more dedicated expertise and customized data analysis. Both X bio and Intelligen brands have been developed to ensure customers receive the best possible turnkey service, generating highest quality data with fast turnaround times.

Offering the most cost-effective option for a wide range of frequently-requested NGS services, the ultra-fast X bio solutions can shorten your research project times. X bio services include: eukaryotic transcriptome sequencing; complete gene mapping of bacteria; genotyping by sequencing (GBS); plant and animal genome de novo sequencing and assembly; and RNA and exome sequencing. Validation services are also provided for RNA and exome sequencing at no additional charge. To ensure data quality and fast turnaround times, all X bio sequencing is based on standardized and transparent workflows, performed on the latest platforms including Complete Genomics, Ion Proton, Bionano, PacBio, and Illumina.

For customers requiring more complex services with detailed analysis and insight into new areas of research, Intelligen provides advanced research strategies and detailed, customized data analysis. With Intelligen services, BGI Tech's expert consultants work closely with researchers to develop bespoke approaches offering the best solutions for their intricate needs, based on the latest advanced technologies, personalized sequencing and data analysis. Intelligen services include: single cell sequencing; FFPE sequencing; metagenomics/metatranscriptomic surveys; and de novo genome sequencing - all managed by dedicated project management teams giving you the ultimate one-stop service to help you achieve more significant results in as short a time as possible.

"At BGI Tech we are continuously innovating to meet our customers' needs", said BGI Tech CEO Yingrui Li. "Over the last 15 years, BGI Tech has worked on thousands of projects for researchers across the globe, which has given us comprehensive insight into what our customers want. This has led to the development of the X bio and Intelligen service brands which offer scientists more diversified choices to better serve their specific needs".

BGI serves customers on a worldwide basis with facilities in the US, Europe and Hong Kong, and with over 1000 bioinformaticians on hand, the company also offers the strongest analytical support. Strict QC at every step, from sample receipt to reporting results, means that researchers can be sure of the data they get.

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For more information about X bio and Intelligen NGS services, please visit http://www.bgitechsolutions.com/new-brands/, and follow us on twitter @BGI_Tech for real-time updates and insights.

About BGI Tech

BGI Tech, established in 2012, is a subsidiary of BGI, the world's biggest genomics research institute. By providing superior scientific and technological services, BGI Tech aims to be the Premier Scientific Partner to researchers around the world.

Based on BGI's rich research experience, advanced technology platforms and world-class re-searchers and bioinformaticians, BGI Tech provides One Stop and Total Solution services for its global biomedical, agricultural, and environmental customers. We excel in next-generation and Sanger sequencing services, bioinformatics analysis, protein mass spectrometry analysis, bio-cloud computing, and personalized consulting services, etc.

BGI Tech is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with more than 1,500 employees. We provide products and services globally, with facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific area. To date, BGI Tech has provided premier services to more than 10,000 research institutes and 30,000 scientific partners, which has resulted in more than 600 publications, with over 100 of them in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. For more information visit bgitechsolutions.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bicheng Yang, Ph.D.
Public Communication Officer
BGI
+86-755-82639701
yangbicheng@genomics.cn
http://www.genomics.cn

Joyce Peng, Ph.D.
Marketing Director
BGI Tech & BGI Americas
+1-626-222-5584 joyce.peng@bgiamericas.com
joyce.peng@bgiamericas.com
http://www.bgitechsolutions.com

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