Single Cell Discoveries and BioTuring advance single-cell sequencing

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

January 21, 2022 -- Single Cell Discoveries and BioTuring have formed a collaboration to improve single-cell sequencing research. As part of the collaboration, Single Cell Discoveries will add BioTuring's data analysis solution to its sequencing services.

The collaboration aims to close the gap between single-cell sequencing wet-lab services and single-cell data analysis solutions. All of Single Cell Discoveries' clients will get free access to BBrowser, a platform for single-cell multiomics analysis developed by BioTuring.

Single-cell RNA sequencing allows researchers to study the RNA transcriptome of individual cells to find details that are often overlooked with standard RNA sequencing assays. It is applied in many research areas, such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience, and has led to significant scientific breakthroughs. The single-cell field is growing exponentially, with the number of publications linked to single-cell sequencing doubling on average every year for the past 10 years, according to the firm.

The analysis of single-cell sequencing can be a challenge. It requires significant knowledge of bioinformatics. Single Cell Discoveries provides its clients with a preliminary data analysis and the option to outsource the complete data analysis, the companies said. Many researchers prefer to analyze the data themselves and for this choice, BBrowser allows researchers to analyze their data without the need to learn code.

Financial details of the collaboration were not disclosed.

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