IDT and 3CR collaborate on custom genotyping service


IDT and 3CR collaborate on custom genotyping service

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is teaming up with 3CR Bioscience to widen access to quality custom solutions for genotyping screening, in a partnership that fuses IDT’s oligo synthesis with 3CR’s PACE Genotyping Master Mix and expertise in designing assays.

The collaboration will see researchers able to work with a combined technical service team to design and order custom PACE SNP assays. The service seeks to speed up and reduce the cost of high-volume genotyping, making it particularly useful for those working in the agricultural biotech sector.

The PACE SNP assays join IDT’s rhAmpSNP and rhAmpSeq technologies, enabling the company to provide a complete genotyping solution for any requirement. The rhAmp PCR technology is known for its sensitivity, making it suitable for identifying, validating and performing small screens on genetic markers. Now, PACE technology provides a high-performance solution for scaling projects from low- to high-throughput screens, useful for PCR-based SNP or indel genotyping.

For each PACE SNP assay, a technical service team made up of experts from both IDT and 3CR will work together to design the sequences for IDT’s individually synthesised oligos, seeking to ensure the best possible assay design and manufacture for individual experiments. Agricultural biologists are set to particularly benefit from the partnership, as the service is suitable for the high-volume genotyping screening that is often required for plant breeding experiments.

“IDT is excited to work with 3CR to help provide a complete genotyping solution,” said Ben Viering, IDT Vice President of Business Development.

“Our joint efforts provide a system that combines the superior performance of the 3CR master mix with high-quality oligonucleotides from IDT. The combination provides a genotyping solution that is robust, highly sensitive and economical.”

3CR Biosciences Managing Director Steve Asquith added, “We look forward to partnering with IDT to help serve the genotyping needs of scientists. Our high-performance PACE master mix, based on a proprietary polymerase technology, pairs well with IDT’s industry-leading quality oligo synthesis to provide a reliable genotyping solution. Combining IDT’s ability to synthesise oligos over a wide range of scales with our PACE master mix, which is suitable for all reaction volumes, allows customers to grow their projects from low- to high-throughput screening both easily and economically.”

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