24 March 2020 in News

Coronavirus precautions at GenomeScan

GenomeScan’s activities during this unprecedent Coronavirus crisis GenomeScan is first and foremost concerned with the health of its staff, community and the larger public. The current coronavirus situation is new and quite challenging for all of us. In this moment, at GenomeScan, we are committed to keeping our employees, customers and suppliers safe, while still offering the best possible service….

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5 March 2020 in Science article

Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer

The epigentics of melanoma. DNA is often methylated at the cytosine (C) base if the C is followed by a G base. Instead of a methylated or non-methylated C, one may also find 5-hydroxymethyl-C (hmC) at this position. GenomeScan has joined the MELGEN consortium to investigate the role of hmC in melanoma. Last month, Catarina Salgado and co-workers from the…

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10 December 2019 in News

Interview with GenomeScan’s CEO

FASTER, BETTER, AFFORDABLE. BiotechNEWS has recently interviewed our CEO, Kees van den Berg. According to Kees, the future of diagnostics is all about personalized medicine. In this article (in Dutch), he describes the expansion of GenomeScan and the relationship with LUMC and ErasmusMC. He also highlights the current trends in NGS and comments on future developments in healthcare. Enjoy… Published…

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5 November 2019 in News

GenomeScan joins ISO working group on food safety

According to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), Next generation sequencing (NGS) provides rapid, economical and high-throughput access to microbial whole genome sequences (WGS) and is being applied to an expanding number of problems in food microbiology. WGS offers significant advantages over existing technologies (e.g., serology, pulsed field gel electrophoresis, antibiotic resistance phenotyping and sanger sequencing) in the detection of…

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The epigentics of melanoma. DNA is often methylated at the cytosine (C) base if the C is followed by a G base. Instead of a methylated or non-methylated C, one may also find 5-hydroxymethyl-C (hmC) at this position. GenomeScan has joined the MELGEN consortium to investigate the role of hmC in melanoma. Last month, Catarina Salgado and co-workers from the…

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Interview with GenomeScan’s CEO

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FASTER, BETTER, AFFORDABLE. BiotechNEWS has recently interviewed our CEO, Kees van den Berg. According to Kees, the future of diagnostics is all about personalized medicine. In this article (in Dutch), he describes the expansion of GenomeScan and the relationship with LUMC and ErasmusMC. He also highlights the current trends in NGS and comments on future developments in healthcare. Enjoy… Published…

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GenomeScan joins ISO working group on food safety

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According to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), Next generation sequencing (NGS) provides rapid, economical and high-throughput access to microbial whole genome sequences (WGS) and is being applied to an expanding number of problems in food microbiology. WGS offers significant advantages over existing technologies (e.g., serology, pulsed field gel electrophoresis, antibiotic resistance phenotyping and sanger sequencing) in the detection of…

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