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BGI's MGI Announces Early Access Customer of MGISEQ-T7

January 2019 - MGI, a subsidiary of BGI Group, announced WeGene, one of the largest companies providing direct-to-consumer genetics testing in China, as its first early access customer for the new ultra high-throughput sequencer, MGISEQ-T7, saying it has driven down sequencing cost to $5 per Gigabase, with exceptionally high accuracy. MGI also launched the MGI global sequencer user program to support collaborators to begin using MGISEQ-T7. MGI also announced a global partnership with Paragon Genomics, a leader in amplicon-based target enrichment and library preparation solutions for next-generation sequencing assays. To date MGI has reached a new milestone of 1,000 MGI sequencers installed in 16 countries. MGI's proprietary technologies include DNBseq™ patented technology and patterned array technology.  Keep reading

MGISEQ-T7 Highest Throughput Sequencer Brings Power of Choice to the Market

MGISEQ-T7 Highest Throughput Sequencer Brings Power of Choice to the Market

BGI Research and Macquarie University Deepen Cooperation in Synthetic Biology

BGI Research & Macquarie University Deepen Cooperation

BGI-Research and the Macquarie University of Australia formally signed a cooperation agreement during the 7th International Yeast 2.0 and Synthetic Genomes Conference 2018 in Sydney, on 26th November. The two sides will jointly promote scientific research and education in synthetic biology, and focus on engineering bacteria transformation of natural products in synthetic biology. In the next five years, BGI Research and Macquarie University will fully leverage their resources to focus on bilateral cooperation in the fields of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and natural product synthesis. The two parties will work together with the goal to jointly opening new channels for talent training, to explore opportunities for industrialization of scientific research projects and drive related areas development in China and Australia. Keep reading

About Macquarie University

Founded in 1964, Macquarie University is a public research university located in Sydney. It has been given five stars by the international QS stars rating system in teaching, research, facilities, innovation and specialist subjects. Macquarie University is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.  

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BGI's MGI Launches its most powerful genetic sequencer

BGI's MGI launched its most powerful genetic sequencer in October 2018 MGISEQ-T7, built with innovative quadruple flowcell staging that allows simultaneous but independent operation of 1 to 4 flowcells in a single run. The MGI proprietary technology used in T7 delivers higher accuracy and improves efficiency through upgrades to the flowcell, fluid, and biochemical and optical system. T7 takes the production capacity of the sequencer to a new level with daily output of data up to 6Tb. More Info

BGI and Xing Technologies' Research Collaboration and Innovation towards Personalized Healthcare

Research Collaboration on Personalised Healthcare

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BGI and Xing Technologies is signed on 22 Aug 2018 supporting collaborative research and product innovation in the following areas: 

  • DNB technology: optimise current DNA nanoball technology to improve sequencing data quality and throughput resulting in reduced sequencing costs;
  • Point-of-care product: based on XING’s patented “Laboratory in a Drop” technology, undertake joint research into, and manufacturing of, a transformative diagnostic product developed by XING to offer the world, including millions of Australians, an accurate, rapid and inexpensive point-of-care disease screening, diagnosis & monitoring kit, which will revolutionise current practice. The applications even extend to human health as well as animals and plant material, such as agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary science.

Xing Technologies, the bio-nanotechnology innovator, is a UQ spin-off enterprise specialising in world-leading disease diagnosis and monitoring technologies, including cancer. Its proprietary nano-technologies are transforming the future practice of medicine and healthcare. 

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MGI and Decode Science Form Distribution Partnership

MGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Decode Science as the distributor for the MGI range of next generation sequencers and related products in Australia and New Zealand regions. This partnership levers the strengths of both organisations to provide strong local support for customers. In true partnership the MGI Australia team and Decode Science will jointly provide after sales applications and service support to new and existing units in the market. The key contact details for Decode Science are listed below:

Decode Science Pty Ltd 

ABN:  24 615 709 245 

Add.: Eastern Innovation Centre, 5a Hartnett Place, Mulgrave 3170

Email:  sales@decodescience.com.au

Phone: 1800 724 3625

Contact:  Joshua Warburton

About Decode Science

Decode Science is a privately owned Australian organisation specialising in the Life Science market.  Founded in 2016 Decode Science has rapidly grown to provide national coverage of Australia and New Zealand.  Decode Science has a vision to enable discovery amongst the scientific community by providing the best products from around the globe aligned with best-in-class local support.

About MGI

MGI Tech Co. Ltd. ("MGI" hereinafter), a subsidiary of BGI, is specialised in R&D and manufacturing of proprietary instrumentation, medical devices, ancillary consumables and biological reagents e.g. genetic sequencers, mass spectrometers, medical imaging systems, and comprehensive solutions for scientific research and applications in life sciences. MGI owns over 100 patents. Headquartered in China, MGI has established localised  technical support teams in Australia, Europe, Americas, and South-east Asia. With a  vision to "enable effective and affordable healthcare solutions for all", MGI has more than 800 employees worldwide and strives to be a leading innovator in life science technologies. 

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BGI Australia celebrates 2nd anniversary

BGI Australia celebrated its second anniversary on 22nd August 2018. A humble ceremony was held in QIMR Auditorium with invited collaborators, partners, and friends. The ceremony was also attended by distinguished government dignitaries Mr. Jie Xu, Consul General of Chinese Consulate Brisbane, and Dr. Julie Playford, Acting Executive Director of Science Development, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government. Since its humble beginning in 2016, BGI Australia has been actively developing scientific research collaborations with reputable Australian universities and research institutes in a range of arenas e.g. "imaging+genomics" cancer diagnosis, infectious disease control and prevention, marine biology and biodiversity. We thank all the guests for coming to share our happy day with us and we look forward to a successful future with you in it. 


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