BGI will be offering NRGene’s technology as part of its broad genomics analysis services in agriculture research.
BGI supports genomic research worldwide by offering a variety of genetic research and application technologies for the healthcare, agriculture, conservation, and environmental fields. In order to expand its offering, the company connected with NRGene and will be offering a full set of tools to help plant breeders maximize their yield.
“Being a selected technology by the world’s leading omics group is a major step forward as we continue to disrupt the genomics industry,” said Dr. Gil Ronen, Founder of NRGene. “Our high-quality genomic analysis is already advancing agricultural genomics, and this will help drive us into other markets that are primed to accelerate their research.”
The CEO of BGI Tech Dr. Gao Qiang said: “BGI has been always committed to providing accurate reference genome and molecular breeding tools for breeding industry and research customers. We have worked on complicated multiploid genome analysis for many years collaborating with NRGene whom has outstanding performance on genome assembly and phasing analysis. Helping with agricultural breeding is the goal to be achieved jointly for both BGI and NRGene.”
Furthermore, NRGene also announces the launch of a new Denovo assembly product. The new product, DeNovoMAX, is a lean version of the legacy DeNovoMAGIC platform, which has been cited many times in scientific literature for its high-quality results. DeNovoMAX maximizes efficiency by using a leaner library setup with minimal compromise in quality. DeNovoMax is designed to meet the applicative genomics needs of professional breeders and will be offered to the most popular homozygote species such as wheat, tobacco, tomato, pepper, cotton, corn, soybean, sunflower and more. Thanks to NRGene’s data production optimizations and cutting-edge sequencing technologies such as Illumina’s NovaSeq, DeNovoMax keeps the assembly level high and lowers the price significantly.