A new comprehensive Genome Sequencing and automatic Annotation Service

October 1st 2012

Following the recent purchase of the Ion Torrent PGM™ sequencer(Life Technologies Corp.) Progenus, a top-notch Belgian DNA analysis company is delighted to announce the set-up of a comprehensive Genome Sequencing and Analysis service for the Life Sciences community.

Today, the R&D activities of Life Science companies and universities are going through an exciting new phase of growth as a result of the opportunities brought about by High Throughput Sequencing (Next Gen Sequencing) and concomitant data management, analysis and interpretation.

The service provided by Progenus seamlessly encompasses the sequencing, the assembly and the full automatic functional annotation of prokaryotic (bacteria), viral (phages, …) and small eukaryotic genomes (yeast, fungi, …).

Progenus’ services and expertise

  • Genome Sequencing

The Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, PGM, and the breakthrough semiconductor chip technology opens up new sequencing horizons to Life Science scientists. The technology enable faster run times at more affordable cost, high accuracy and long reads.

Progenus offers the following applications:

    • De-novo sequencing
    • Re-sequencing
    • Amplicon sequencing
    • Transcriptomics
    • Metagenomics
  • Assembly : Our bioinformaticians use routinely software such as GS Assembler, MIRA and the CLC Genomic Workbench to assemble reads into contigs.
  • Genome annotation (proprietary)
    • pCDS
      • PCR-Primer and probes prediction,
    • Translated proteins
      • Cellular location,
      • EC & CAZy numbers,
      • Physico-chemical properties (MW, Isoelectric point, …),
      • Conserved domains,
      • Functional annotation, … more on request.
  • Secured interactive web-based annotation data visualization and data-mining (proprietary)

GAPS-Progenus

  • Detailed automatically-generated sequencing and annotation report (proprietary)
General info Sequencing Annotation

Jean-Luc Henrioul

Business Development

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Olivier Duterme

R&D Manager

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Dr. Christophe Lambert

Head of Bioinformatics

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