BioTuring enters collaboration to enable detailed single-cell RNA research

mRNA therapeutics came of age

Research into single-cell sequencing has been boosted with Single Cell Discoveries and BioTuring joining forces to refine the process.

The collaboration aims to “close the gap between single-cell RNA sequencing wet-lab services and single-cell data analysis solutions,” which will allow scientists to study the finest details that can be hard to access.

A rapidly growing field of research, single-cell RNA sequencing is vital for those working in areas such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience. Developments in the sector have already led to significant scientific breakthroughs.

The process enables researchers to examine the transcriptome – the sum total of all the messenger RNA molecules expressed from the genes of an organism – of individual cells, which gives them information that might otherwise escape scrutiny.

Netherlands-based Single Cell Discoveries states: “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 ten years.”

The firm’s CEO, Mauro Muraro, added: “Data analysis is one of the most challenging aspects of a single-cell sequencing project. As BioTuring is at the forefront of making single-cell data accessible, we are very happy with this collaboration. As of now, it will be even easier for our clients to visualise their data in an intuitive manner.”

All clients of Single Cell Discoveries will be able to access its platform, BBrowser, which holds single-cell multi-omics analysis developed by BioTuring. This will provide researchers with the option to analyse their data without the need to learn code, which can be a challenging requirement for those not au fait with bioinformatics. The latter was essential to be able to analyse single-cell sequencing.

“Single Cell Discoveries already provides all clients with a preliminary data analysis and the option to outsource the complete data analysis,” states the company. “However, most researchers still prefer to analyse the data themselves. BBrowser is the perfect solution for this challenge, as it provides researchers with the option to analyse their data without the need to learn code.”

Meanwhile, Parse Biosciences has announced a partnership with Research Instruments Group to offer RNA sequencing kits in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Research Instruments is the main distributor for genomic and life science research products in the region. Its mission is to introduce and accelerate the adoption of groundbreaking life science research tools to their markets.