NGS2014 encourages demonstration of R&D and laboratory supplies related to next generation sequencing and invites commercial sponsorship. You are invited to choose from a variety of highly-competitive sponsorship packages listed below. If your needs are not covered by the offered packages please contact us in the first instance and we shall do our best to develop a package to suit your requirements. For a Booking Form and further information about packages and other promotional opportunities email on: NGSOxford@gmail.com
Sponsorship packages include:
- Gold: Includes a speaker slot AND an exhibition stand (max 2)
- Silver: Includes a speaker slot OR an exhibition stand (max 2)
- Event Halls
- Drinks Reception
- Delegate Bags (max 2)
- Delegate Badges (max 2)
- Event Documentation
To increase interaction with delegates, refreshments will be held in the main exhibition area. Spaces for exhibition are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To get a location of choice, and to avail our special promotional offers we strongly recommend an early booking.
Exhibition package includes the following benefits:
- Admittance for TWO exhibitors (includes lunches and refreshments)
- Approximately 8 (w) feet x 4 (d) feet exhibition area (with 5 x 2 feet table top and two chairs)
- On site parking for one car
- Free weblink to one preferred website and brief company description on the conference website and handbook
- Access to multiple use delegate emailing list
Sponsor and Conduct a Technology Workshop
NGS2014 invites NGS solution/service/reagents providers to sponsor and conduct 1hr, 2hr or 3hr technology workshops. The workshops will be conducted on 02 April (PM) and 03 April (AM). Spaces for technology workshop are limited and will be offered after careful consideration by the scientific committee. For further information please email us on: NGSOxford@gmail.com.
Terms & Conditions of Booking.
NGS 2014 Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor and Tech Workshop Presenter
QIAGEN Redwood City, the company’s Center of Excellence in Biological Analysis and Interpretation, is a leading provider of biomedical information and analysis solutions for the exploration, interpretation and analysis of complex biological systems. Marketed under the Ingenuity brand, these innovative solutions are used by tens of thousands of researchers and clinicians at hundreds of leading institutions worldwide. Further information can be found at www.qiagen.com/ingenuity.
Symposium Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor
Quantum Biosystems was formed in January of 2013 and is developing 4th Generation DNA and RNA sequencing systems for the low cost and high throughput analysis of whole genomes. While present systems require complicated sample preparation, and costly instruments, the QB platform has no such barriers to entry and is well positioned to bring about what some have called “the Democratization of DNA sequencing”.
The platform allows the direct sequencing of single stranded DNA and RNA without labelling or modification, on silicon devices which can be produced on the same production lines as consumer grade integrated circuits. As the system uses no proteins or other reagents it is potentially ultra-low cost, enabling consumer level genome sequencing.
Based on basic research at the University of Osaka, the QB platform uses sub-nanometer gaps and picoamp level currents to directly detect the conductance of single DNA and RNA molecules. This breakthrough in molecular sensing promises to bring to about a fundamentally new class of sensors.
Symposium Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor and Tech Workshop Presenter
Managed Service means more to us than just ensuring that the service is available. Arkivum’s service constantly monitors the health of the archive, upgrading and migrating as technology advances, to ensure that data held within our service is always current and accessible. This means that:
o For every bit of data that you put in we will return it to you bit perfect in one year or 50 years or more;
o Arkivum provides the only digital archiving service underwritten by a 100% data integrity guarantee.
Arkivum’s service is targeted at organisations that have a defined responsibility to archive electronic data for long periods of time, where:
o there is a compliance requirement is driven either by cost savings, legalisation or by industry good practice;
o easy access to archived data is required.
With large volumes of data – which are growing at increasing rates year on year – which need to be retained, such organisations face ever increasing storage costs as they retain this archive data on expensive media such as disk.
Arkivum provides a low cost, highly secure and easy to use solution to these challenges.
The benefits of the Arkivum approach include increased levels of compliance whilst at the same time reducing the IT spend on storage and administrative overhead.
Symposium Silver Sponsor and Exhibitor
Pacific Biosciences offers the PacBio® RS II Sequencing System to help scientists solve genetically complex problems. Based on our novel Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) technology, our products enable: de novo genome assembly to finish genomes in order to fully identify, annotate and decipher genomic structures; targeted sequencing to more comprehensively characterize genetic variations; and DNA base modification identification to help characterize epigenetic regulation and DNA damage. Our technology provides the industry’s highest consensus accuracy and longest read lengths along with the ability to detect real-time kinetic information. The PacBio RS II System, including consumables and software, provides a simple, fast, end-to-end workflow for SMRT Sequencing.
Our customers and our scientific collaborators have published a number of peer-reviewed articles in journals including Nature, Genome Research and The New England Journal of Medicine highlighting the power and applications of the SMRT platform in projects such as finishing genomes, rare mutation discovery and the identification of chemical modifications of DNA related to virulence and pathogenicity. Our R&D efforts are focused on expanding the performance of our platform by exploiting the unique capabilities of our Zero-Mode Waveguide (ZMW)-based technology and by expanding the application space.
By providing access to genetic information that was previously inaccessible, Pacific Biosciences enables scientists to increase their understanding of biological systems.
VH Bio is a leading supply and distribution company for the life sciences industry dedicated to consistently delivering quality products and services that will meet and anticipate the needs of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland scientific communities.
VH Bio has recently won exclusive UK and ROI distribution rights from Enzymatics, who are a leading producer of reagents, kits, assays and software for life science research and applied science customers worldwide. Enzymatics reagents, which set the standard for high purity, have been an integral part of sequencing since 2006. The hallmarks of Enzymatics’ products and manufacturing services are quality, rapid turnaround, and flexibility. These attributes have positioned Enzymatics as the premier consumable partner across the sequencing industry – from the major platform manufacturers to the end users of these revolutionary technologies. As a result, today Enzymatics products underpin the majority of sequencing reactions that are run across the globe.
VH Bio has an exclusive UK and ROI distribution partnership with Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) to market the Fragment Analyzer™ Automated Capillary Electrophoresis System which offers automated, rapid and accurate analysis of NGS fragment libraries, as well as intact genomic DNA, total RNA and mRNA. The system also offers multiple gel formulas for SSR/microsatellites and mutation detection (TILLiNG).
Please visit our stand to learn how Enzymatics reagents and kits, together with the Fragment Analyzer™, could benefit your laboratory.
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is a leader in the manufacture and development of products for the research and diagnostic life science market. The largest supplier of custom nucleic acids in the world, IDT serves academic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development communities.
IDT products support a wide variety of applications, including next generation sequencing (NGS), DNA amplification, SNP detection, microarray analysis, expression profiling, gene quantification, and synthetic biology. Platform-independent NGS products and services are available in addition to DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, qPCR assays, siRNA duplexes, and custom gene synthesis. Individually-synthesized xGen™ Lockdown™ Probes enable improved target capture. IDT also manufactures custom adaptors, fusion primers, Molecular Identifier tags (MIDs), and other workflow oligonucleotides for NGS. A TruGrade™ processing service is also available to reduce oligonucleotide crosstalk during multiplex NGS.
Serving over 80,000 life sciences researchers, IDT is widely recognized as the industry leader in custom oligonucleotide manufacture due to its unique capabilities. IDT pioneered the use of high throughput quality control (QC) methods and is the only oligonucleotide manufacturer to offer purity guarantees and 100% QC. Every oligonucleotide is analyzed by mass spectrometry and purified oligonucleotides receive further analysis by CE and HPLC. The company maintains an engineering division dedicated to advancing synthesis, processing technology, and automation. An in-house machine shop provides rapid prototyping and custom part design/control. Additionally, IDT offers unrivalled customer support, receiving approximately 100,000 calls annually with an average wait time of only 8 seconds.
A dedicated GMP manufacturing facility for molecular diagnostics provides oligonucleotides for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDs) or Analyte Specific Reagents (ASRs) for Laboratory-Developed Tests (LDTs). This manufacturing process is customer-defined and controlled, and facilitates progression from research to commercialization.
PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants. PerkinElmer’s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation solutions eliminate the processing bottlenecks presented by today’s NGS technologies and enable more efficient use of the sequencer capacity. Sample preparation is the key to high quality data for next generation sequencing. Protocols are complex multi-step methods requiring precise execution. In addition to being labour intensive and not scalable, manual methods introduce run-to-run and operator-to-operator variability. PerkinElmer’s automation, microfluidics and bioinformatics platforms enable scientists to process samples from start to finish in a user-friendly, easy-to-implement manner. Standardized hardware configurations with verified protocols tested with real samples by sequencing and instrumentation to measure the fundamental characteristics of nucleic acids provide the needed flexibility and quality control for dynamically changing applications. With PerkinElmer NGS liquid handling automation and microfluidic solutions, the quality of NGS libraries is increased reducing failure rate in the preparation process and eliminating tedious, labour-intensive repetitive procedures. Our solutions will enable NGS users to keep pace with the short development cycles in the very dynamic NGS market.
PerkinElmer, Chalfont Road, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, HP9 2 FX, UK
4titude® specialises in the design, manufacture & marketing of consumables and bench top instrumentation for the life sciences industry. Since its foundation in 2005, 4titude® continues to grow a range of innovative products focussed on:
o PCR & sequencing
o Assay screening
o Microplate sealing
o Liquid handling
o NGS sample processing consumables
The launch of the 4titude® FrameStar® range of two-component PCR plates in 2006 marked the beginning of the ongoing success story that is 4titude®. FrameStar® is now the most comprehensive range of two-component (polycarbonate frame) consumables in the life sciences market with the recent additions of Framestrips™ and dividable Break-A-Way plate.
Another area of special expertise is plate sealing solutions. 4titude® offers the widest range of sealing films and foils to meet the highest customer expectations and continues to develop innovative sealing solutions for sealing applications in the life sciences market.
4titude® also provides expert, innovative help for customers with specific needs, either under the 4titude® brand or as an OEM agreement, offering everything from custom toolmaking, design and injection moulding services to barcoding and labware calibration.
Strong, steady growth in sales has allowed 4titude® to invest in the highest quality manufacturing facilities with ISO 9001 certified processes and UK ISO7 and ISO8 clean room production according to ISO14644-1. To ensure the best results for customers, products are tested at every manufacturing step and strict quality guidelines are adhered to at all times.
4titude® is a member of the SiLA (Standardization in Lab Automation) consortium, working towards SILA compliance of our instruments and consumables. The 4titude® Automated-4-Sealer (A4S) and the 4LAB automated high-precision pipetting system are two new products that show our ongoing commitment to new technologies and innovations for life sciences.
Technology Workshop Presenter
Genestack is a Cambridge-based startup with a mission to transform genomics big data computing and application engineering. We were founded by experts in bioinformatics and software architecture from the European Bioinformatics Institute with support from the world’s leading software development tools company JetBrains. We provide a universal ecosystem for bioinformatics development, aimed to reduce the chaotic clutter of inefficiency and incompatibility in today’s bioinformatics tools. Genestack’s genomics operating system is a platform for developing, running and sharing big genomics datasets and applications for research and industry use.
Training Course Presenter
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AllSeq is an independent guide for researchers outsourcing their DNA sequencing. Our next-gen sequencing exchange helps researchers pick the best provider for their needs (based on price, technology, turnaround time, etc). In order to help researchers figure out what technology fits their needs best, we maintain the NGS knowledge bank, a neutral source of information on the various sequencing technologies, platforms and applications.