Founded in 1999, as a research organization to support the Human Genome Project, BGI Genomics is an integral part of the BGI Group, a genomic sequencing company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Over the years BGI Genomics’ in-house research team has contributed greatly to the development of the field of genomics in significant ways as evidenced by a wealth of peer-reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals. Currently, BGI Genomics is actively participating in several areas such as cancer research, bio-sustainability, and personalized medicine through a global network of collaborators. “BGI Genomics is committed to promoting precision medicine and cancer prevention with cutting-edge technologies,” says Shida Zhu, general manager of BGI Oncology.

BGI Genomics, a leading provider of genomic and proteomic services has customers in over 66 countries. The company provides academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, and other organisations with integrated genomic sequencing and proteomic services and solutions across a broad range of applications. This includes basic research covering human, plant, animal, and microbial species, clinical research in human health, genetic testing and screening, drug discovery and development, agriculture, and biodiversity preservation. And with more than 20 years of genomics experience, BGI Genomics helps customers achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high-quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. To provide these services, BGI Genomics operates a large network of service laboratories in China, Hong Kong, the U.S., and Europe. These laboratories operate under strict internationally recognized quality systems such as CAP and ISO.

BGI Genomics developed and launched its own DNBseq sequencing technology based on DNA Nanoball sequencing technology that was invented in the company’s Complete Genomics research facility in Silicon Valley, California.

BGI Genomics: Quality Genomic Data and Genetic Testing

Scientists around the world rely on DNBseq NGS services for the highest quality data at the lowest cost. DNBSEQ-T7 can output 1-6 TB of high-quality data per day, widely applicable to whole genome sequencing, deep exome sequencing, epigenome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, tumour panel, and other large sequencing projects. Powered by DNBseq sequencing technology, DNBSEQ-T7 makes sequencing more efficient and productive with advances in biochemical, fluidics, and optical systems.

Regarding the pandemic, BGI Genomics has been involved in the COVID-19 response efforts from the very beginning of the outbreak. The direct experience as well as the long history of being one of the leading genomics companies has positioned BGI Genomics to assist researchers in understanding further the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 and the pathogenesis of the disease COVID-19. BGI Genomics new CE certified 3-in-1 test for SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A and Influenza B provide clinicians and doctors with a reliable single-panel test to help quickly and accurately diagnose patients. Since the flu and COVID-19 are similar in symptoms, the diseases are hard to differentiate. A positive result for one disease does not mean that a patient is free from the others. BGI Genomics’s 3-in-1 test combines multiple tests into one to provide patients with a great advantage during the flu season.

Facing the spread of COVID-19 in a growing number of countries, BGI Genomics successfully developed a Real Time Fluorescent RT-PCR kit for detecting 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2), which can issue results in three hours. The kit was certified by National Medical Products Administration and received CE-IVD marking. This kit is widely used in China, providing a scientific basis for the diagnosis of suspected cases and the discharge of recovered patients. BGI Genomics is providing its Huo-Yan laboratory solution, which allows implementation of rapid detection and diagnosis of patients suspected with COVID-19, as a complete package to partners across the world. With over 20 years of genomics experience, BGI Genomics offers customers and partners a trusted, cost-efficient and expert service for all outsourced sequencing needs.