2019 Biotechnology Awards

20 GHP / 2019 Biotechnology Awards , TATAA Biocenter AB TATAA Biocenter AB: Best Nucleic Acid Analysis Service Provider - Europe A pioneer within the biotechnology industry, TATAA Biocenter offers a seamless workflow for high quality analyses of nucleic acids from experimental design, sample preparation, quality control, and data analysis, meeting the specific requirements for compliance with the ISO17025 standards. To celebrate the firm’s success in this year’s Biotechnology Awards we explore the secrets behind its success. Since its inception in 2001 TATAA Biocenter has flourished, and it is now the world’s largest organizer of this hands-on training in quantitative real-time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing, as well as being Europe’s leading provider of nucleic acid analysis services, and is Sweden’s most reliable and comprehensive distributor of their products for molecular analyses. Today TATAA Biocenter has laboratories in Gothenburg, Sweden, and in Prague, Czech Republic serving a wide variety of clients including many top Pharmaceutical companies, Small and Medium sized Enterprises, diagnostic companies, government testing laboratories, hospitals and academic researchers. The firm’s core area of focus is the development of methods for ultra-sensitive molecular analysis. Its prime technology is Two-Tailed PCR (Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Sep 6; 45(15): e144), which is currently the most sensitive and specific technology for the detection of short nucleic acids such as microRNA, cell-free DNA, and degraded DNA found in FFPE material, forensic and archaeological samples. Two- Tailed PCR also allows for more cost-efficient genotyping and rare sequence variation analyses such as rare mutation analysis in liquid biopsy samples for cancer diagnostics. A second focus area of TATAA Biocenter is quality control and ultrasensitive detection. In this area the company has developed several tools to assess quality in molecular analyses including spike-in controls, integrity controls, contamination controls and standard materials. The firm is also the world’s largest organizer of hands-on training in molecular analyses and can train clients and support them in setting up new methods to the highest possible standard in an efficient and effective manner. Across all of these practice areas, the high quality of the company’s services is reflected by the many publications produced by TATAA Biocenters, which includes methods to determine limit of detection and limit of quantifcation in quantitative rel-time PCR (qPCR). (Biomolecular detetion and quantification 12, 1 2017). Alongside its pioneering within the biotechnology industry, the firm is also an innovator internally, and works hard to ensure that it provides all of its staff with the knowledge and expertise to ensure excellence. As part of this focus, TATAA Biocenter was the first hands-on training provider within molecular analyses in the world and Europe’s first laboratory with flexible accreditation for molecular analyses services. Thanks to this focus on supporting staff, ever since its foundation over 18 years ago TATAA Biocenter has been exceedingly successful attracting the very best researchers and brightest individuals to its research and service offering teams. The firm’s team are proud in providing advanced and often challenging services to the best and most successful researchers in the world. Furthermore, to lend the benefits of its vast industry expertise to the wider industry, TATAA Biocenter is partner of the efforts SPIDIA4P and CANCER-ID, contributing to the development of international guidelines for molecular analyses. TATAA Biocenter’s experts are members of several expert groups at CEN and ISO drafting the guidelines. The firm’s researchers have also contributed to the publication of The MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (Clinical Chemistry 55:4, 611–622, 2009) and The Digital MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments (Clinical Chemistry 59:6, 892–902, 2013). Looking ahead, TATAA Biocenter’s future will be focused on the many applications where Two-Tailed PCR has distinct advantages to present PCR, dPCR and NGS based methods. These developments will ensure a bright and exciting future for the firm as it seeks to build on its already phenomenal success. Contact Details: Company: TATAA Biocenter AB Name: Mikael Kubista Address: Odinsgatan 28, 411 03 Göteborg, Sweden Telephone Number: +46733928168 Web Address: www.tataa.com > Nature journal embraces TATAA courses in career feature article

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