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07 February 2024

30 August 2023

22 June 2023

12 May 2023

Join our FREE Webinar on the 25th of May 1430 CEST! We will host Element Biosciences to walk us through the new Sequencing by Avidity Technology.

Sequencing by Avidity on the AVITI System – Demonstrating Performance and Data Quality over Diverse Applications

14 March 2023

If you missed it, you can watch our FREE Webinar on demand : A deep characterization of gamma-retroviral transduced human primary keratinocytes integration pattern.

Gene Therapy (GT) achieved remarkable results in treating monogenic diseases deemed incurable by conventional medicine.

05 September 2022

12 July 2022

11 March 2022

Human DNA contamination in 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis

16S rRNA sequencing is fast and cost-effective approach used to investigate microbiome communities, yet it suffers some inefficiencies. The major problem encountered is eukaryotic host contamination, i.e. >80% of 16S reads can be wasted due to off target amplification from the host’s genome. While this problem is well known to those who work with plants, it seems to be underestimated in the human sector.

24 June 2021

Sustainable Agriculture: Role of Metagenomics in Exploring the Soil Microbiota

The implementation of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy will require an environmentally-friendly utilization of existing natural resources to secure sustainable food production, including a fair use of agricultural land. To reach the 2030 targets, growers will need to change agronomic practices, including soil management, and minimize the use of chemical inputs, the consequences of which on soil microbial communities and plant nutrition are currently unknown.

10 March 2021

IGATech Contest 2020: #scRNAseq Winner Project Presentation

Pleased to present the winning proposal “Understanding tumor and microenvironmental heterogeneity in primary and secondary cancers by single-cell RNA-seq” sent by the 31 y/o post-doctoral research fellow Elena Campaner from the University of Trieste.

05 January 2021

#LabNote: A new solution for low input miRNA-seq

Deep sequencing of entire population of expressed miRNAs in a given sample simultaneously queries thousands of miRNA sequences with extraordinary sensitivity and ability to detect novel ones. In general, the approach is used to give insights in how post-transcriptional regulation contribute to phenotype and for the discovery and development of novel biomarkers for diagnostic testing. In addition, given its extreme sensitivity, miRNA-seq is suitable for detection of both RNA and DNA viruses, as well as viroids that can be missed using targeted detection methods. 

25 November 2020

Metabarcoding sequencing: moving from MiSeq to NovaSeq

DNA metabarcoding, i.e. targeted sequencing of taxonomically informative genetic markers, is an efficient method for the assessment and monitoring of biological diversity. Microbiome research is rapidly advancing boosted by sequencing of 16S rRNA gene and ITS region, while the noninvasively surveying plant and animal species richness from different ecosystems is nowadays routinely achieved through the sequencing of plastid or mitochondrial loci such as rbcL, matK and COI or cox1. 

21 August 2020

Amplicon-Seq for SARS-CoV-2 detection: tips for improved yields

Since studies related to COVID-19 are attracting great scientific interest, we recently focused our activities in recovery of viral sequences from swab samples by two methods: amplicon-Seq and RNA-Seq (using Trio RNA-Seq library preparation kit by Tecan Genomics as reported in our previous post).

21 July 2020

Ultra-low RNA-seq for SARS-CoV-2 detection from nasopharyngeal swabs

critical factors to consider for deep sequencing from clinical samples

30 April 2020

Exome-Seq: #Quality #Genetics

Proud to announce that we are keeping our quality standards high by qualifying again above the mean in the external quality assessment of NextGen DNA Sequencing by the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN).

22 April 2020

Applying RNA-seq to COVID19 clinical samples

Sequencing of the SARS-Cov2 genomes using standard RNA-Seq strategies has been so far mainly achieved using viral culture or BALF, providing adequate viral copies as input template. However, for large-scale surveys of genome mutations, their spread, along with the ability to assess potential co-infections, the analysis of common swab samples with an unbiased RNA-Seq approach is an ideal solution, potentially, for any respiratory infection. 

27 January 2020

Exome-seq saturation analysis: when you should STOP sequencing

Sequencing coverage in exome-seq is one of the major issues since a small difference in percentage coverage may significantly impact diagnostic outcome.

06 August 2019

Exome-Seq: dealing with degraded samples

It is known that Next Gen sequencing requires the gDNA input of high molecular weight to construct quality libraries.

20 June 2019

NeosVine: a pioneering project for sustainable viticulture

Genome editing for improved vines The effects of climate change and population growth open new scenarios for agriculture and set new goals for researchers and farmers. In fact, today’s increase in agricultural production cannot be separated from the reduction of its environmental impact. In this perspective, green biotechnology research is focused on studying plant genomes to improve adaptability and resistance to different environmental conditions and pathogens/parasites, without altering the genetic characteristics of the cultivated varieties. The goal is to grow stronger and more adaptive plants and enable farmers to become less dependent on chemicals to protect crops. The picture just described is the focal point of the NeosVine research project, started by IGA Technology Services, a spin-off of the Institute of Applied Genomics of Udine (IGA) in collaboration with the Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, granted by the Italian Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

22 May 2019

Proud to announce that we have achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Proud to announce that we have achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification, an internationally recognized quality management standard that guaranties our ability to consistently provide services that meet both customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.