Industry News: Twist Bioscience and Berry Genomics to offer new NGS solution to advance research and precision medicine

The combined offering is designed to provide researchers with high quality tools to diagnose cancer and selected genetic disease

22 Feb 2021

Twist Bioscience Corporation, a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, has announced that Berry Genomics, a leading commercial next-generation sequencing (NGS) provider in China, will add Twist’s NGS target enrichment and library preparation tools to its offering.

The product offering combines the genomic and next-generation sequencing expertise of Berry Genomics and the manufacturing prowess of Twist Bioscience to deliver multiple NGS assays. The combined offering is designed to provide researchers with high-quality tools to diagnose cancer and selected genetic disease.

“We are delighted to partner with one of China’s most well-respected and leading genomics companies,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. “Berry has a long and proud history in the provision of ethical genetic testing and has been at the forefront of developing new NGS based tests to further the understanding of disease within the Chinese population. Twist is proud to add our NGS solution to Berry Genomics’ important work.”

A differentiating factor for Twist’s NGS offering is the unparalleled uniformity as well as the quality control (QC) offered in all NGS panels. The new product(s) offers Berry’s customers the highest quality NGS panels today while advancing the development of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) panels specifically designed to support China’s high standards for precision medicine products.

Berry Genomics and Twist Bioscience will be working closely together to develop new and novel NGS panels to remain at the forefront of identifying inherited diseases and providing Berry’s customers with multiple, timely solutions for research and IVD.

“Every single Twist oligonucleotide is NGS verified offering sequence-perfect probes and providing a full understanding of what is present in the panel,” said Daixing Zhou, CEO of Berry Genomics. “We are excited to add the Twist NGS portfolio to our product line offering.”

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