How to select a Genomic Service Provider
Whether you’re interested in transcript discovery, gene expression analysis, population genomics or genome assembly, deciding which company to entrust with your NGS samples can be a daunting task. The NGS market is booming and a quick Google search of facilities that provide genomic preparation and analysis will probably turn out a couple hundred results.
Here are a few key points to consider when making this decision:
- Are you interested in a one-stop solution, simply send your samples and wait for the results?
- Concerning data delivery, are you able to decipher the data (potentially very large FASTQ or VCF files) or would you prefer a professional bioinformatic report?
- Will you require assistance with experimental setup, deciphering the data content and downstream analysis?
- What is your budget?
- What is your experimental time frame?
Phalanx Biotech – Long History of Providing Reliable Genomic Expertise
So, why should you check out our services? Bottom-line: We have the technical “know how” and a history that lends credence to our capabilities. Established in 2002, Phalanx Biotech is located in both North America and Asia. We are probably best known for OneArray®, our line of high quality microarray products. We have built a reputation as a reliable and affordable source for genomic services that includes gene expression and microRNA expression services. Previous customer feedback indicates high satisfaction with data quality and genomic expertise. Additionally, we employ a number of scientists and skilled professionals who know the ins and outs of troubleshooting a genomic experiment. Shoot us an email or call us and one of our experts will answer your questions.
Phalanx Biotech Offers Next Generation Sequencing on Illumina Platform
Here, at Phalanx Biotech, we offer a number of genomic services and we recently added Next-Generation Sequencing services to our growing list of capabilities! Sequencing can be carried out using either an Illumina HiSeq or MiSeq platform. Currently, we offer multiple options for RNAseq and DNAseq (see https://www.phalanxbiotech.com/services/services.php and below for full list of services).
We’re now diving head first into the realm of NGS. We are offering a suite of services to enable ease of experimental workflow for our customers. Our NGS features include:
- DNA/RNA extraction
- Library preparation and QC
- Bioinformatics/Data analysis
Advantages of Doing NGS with Phalanx Biotech
The beauty of doing NGS with Phalanx Biotech is that you have the option to contract with one company from the start of your experiment to the end without having to deal with receiving/shipping samples to multiple locations. This feature can potentially alleviate the worry of sample loss in transit or chance of sample mix-up. Additionally, this has the capability to decrease the total turnaround time for your experiment.
How would you like to be served? Service Package (including bioinformatics) or a la carte?
Currently, we offer the option of purchasing service packages or services a la carte. For example, if you happen to need sequencing but already carried out the library prep yourself, we can still accommodate your needs (given that you constructed quality libraries that are compatible with our Illumina sequencing platforms).
Additionally, there is the option for service bundles in which next-generation sequencing services can be offered with microarray services. This unique bundle option could provide a means to save money in the long run for researchers who would like information at both the DNA sequence level and gene expression level.
Just need NGS Bioinformatics? No Problem!
If you have a ton of data and just need help with interpreting it, you can send us just the data. Let us do all the hard number crunching and send you a beautiful report. Feel free to ask for a sample report! Our bioinformatics department lives for your challenge!
We provide a la carte bioinformatic analysis, both basic and advanced analysis. This feature includes mapping/alignment of sequences to the latest reference build available for your model organism, data quality filtering and subsequent analysis that is tailored to the type of sequencing service provided (and/or your experimental needs).
If you are requiring RNAseq in order to analyze differential gene expression for some condition, then the bioinformatics package available to you would include gene expression and differential gene expression analysis (DEG analysis), gene ontology enrichment analysis of the DEGs, pathway analysis of the DEGs and PCA analysis.
What’s the Big Deal? For a Limited Time, Get Advanced Analysis at the Price of Basic Analysis
For a limited time (through 12/31/17) we are offering this bioinformatics package at a discounted price! Both basic and advanced analysis will be conducted for the price of the basic analysis.
Help with Experimental Design for NGS Service – Free Consultation
When determining what services you will need in order to carry out your NGS experiment, it can be helpful to talk to someone. This brings me to the last and ultimate reason that you should be interested in us. Here at Phalanx Biotech, we offer a hands-on approach when dealing with our customers. From the moment you contact us, we offer you the option to speak with a scientist that is skilled in the service area you are inquiring about.
Our scientists and professional staff will assist you with the experimental setup (i.e. controls, sample size, replication) necessary for you to obtain the desired data output. They will then keep you in the loop and explain the subsequent steps and data files as they are delivered (QC files, etc). You will always have a point of contact with whom to check the status of your project, to discuss the data or to just check in. This will be especially helpful once you reach the analysis phase of your experiment.
The best part about this personal service is that it is offered free of charge to all of our customers! This personal touch sets us apart from many of our competitors. We will happily chat with you over the phone (Business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PST).
Let’s Recap – Chose Phalanx Biotech as your next NGS Provider – Make Your First Choice the Right Choice!
NGS experiments can be tedious and expensive. Deciding where to take your samples for genomic services can be an intimidating decision to make. In many cases, unlimited funding and copious amounts of sample are not available. Therefore, you will want to make sure your first choice is the right choice when choosing a genomic service provider. At Phalanx Biotech, we have proven ourselves to be a reliable source in the Microarray and qPCR industry and we now have NGS capability. We offer multiple features that will help save you time and hassle when executing your experiment. We are unique in our offer of in-depth experimental guidance and data analysis. Visit our website for additional information: https://www.phalanxbiotech.com/main.php
Below is a brief list of the NGS services that we currently offer.
Phalanx Biotech NGS Services:
- DNA/RNA Extraction
- Library Preparation and QC
- Stranded mRNA sequencing (PE 100, 10M, 20M, 40M, 75M, 100M)
- Small RNA sequencing (SE 50, 10M, 20M)
- Whole genome sequencing (PE 100)
- Whole exome sequencing (PE 100, 30X, 50X, 100X)
- ChIP sequencing (SE 50, 20M, 40M, 75M, 10M)
- Gene Expression Analysis
- Small RNA Analysis
- Long noncoding RNA Analysis
- Whole Exome Sequencing Analysis
- Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis
- ChIP Analysis