HudsonAlpha is a nonprofit research institute committed to improving human health and the quality of life through a unique three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development and educational outreach. The HudsonAlpha Institute features a Genomic Services Lab (GSL) that offers forward-looking genetic research tools to help both academic and commercial customers around the world better understand the genetic causes of cancer, bipolar disorders and other common, complex diseases. The RainDance product portfolio enables the GSL to offer a variety of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and digital PCR services to study cell-based and cell-free biomarkers for disease risk predisposition, initial detection, pathology and residual disease.
“We are committed to providing our academic and commercial customers with innovative genomic research tools that are designed to reduce hands-on time, minimize variation in handling, increase throughput, and reduce costs,” said Shawn Levy, Ph.D., Director of the Genomic Services Lab at HudsonAlpha. “The combination of the ThunderBolts Cancer Panel and the ThunderStorm System enables us to achieve greater sensitivity and depth of sequence coverage from a wide range of samples and ultimately, ensure higher quality NGS data at a lower overall cost per sample, all on a proven unified technology platform.”
As a RainDance Center of Excellence, the team at HudsonAlpha will act as a reference and best practices demonstration site, and will also provide fee-based lab services to other researchers and collaborators who wish to run studies at HudsonAlpha using RainDance products. In exchange, RainDance will collaborate with HudsonAlpha for scientific validation studies and for the development of novel genomic content and applications. RainDance announced a similar Center of Excellence agreement with the RUCDR Infinite Biologics in June of 2014.
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The ThunderStorm NGS Content Enrichment System, RainDrop Digital PCR System and ThunderBolts Cancer Panel are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.