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Diagenode and Bejing Genomics Institute collaborate on Epigenomics

24.08.2011

Liege - Belgium and Bejing moved a little closer together. The Bejings Genomics Institute (BGI) and Diagenode SA announced that they will enter into a collaboration for the implementation of standard methods in epigenetics and next generation sequencing sample preparation. Diagenode will provide BGI with early access to its new developments in chromatin or DNA methylation analysis methods and tools. Diagenode aims to increase the consistency and precision of enrichment assays, such as ChIP, MeDIP, MBD capture, bisulfite conversion, and DNA fragmentation. "Consistency is extremely important, not only for saving reagents and precious samples, but also for creating universal high standards in the emerging field of epigenetics," said CEO Didier Allaer. "We are delighted to be able to expand our collaboration with Diagenode, whose reliability and creativity for improving consistency is proven," said Jihua Sun, Lead of Epigenetics Sequencing Platform, and Renhua Wu, Lead of Exon Sequencing Platform of BGI-Shenzhen. BGI is one of the world's largest genome sequencing centers.

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