Head of Business Development
Lausanne, Switzerland – April 1st, 2020 - Saphetor SA, a Swiss precision-medicine company and leader in diagnostic and bioinformatics solutions for clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), announced today a distribution agreement with Bio-Gene Technology Ltd, a leading distributor providing innovative solutions for analytical, clinical and life science field in Hong Kong and Macau.
Saphetor’s VarSome Clinical, a clinically-certified platform for interpretation of NGS data extends Bio-Gene’s portfolio of tools and services for a wide range of its clients employing NGS technologies for clinical as well as for research purposes.
Desmond Hau, Director of Marketing, said: ‘This new partnership helps us to deliver high-quality, state-of-the-art bioinformatics services in the clinical and research fields, along with our wide portfolio of assays for cancer genetics, library preparation kits and reagents for NGS.’
Tomas Kucera, Head of Business Development of Saphetor SA, commented: ‘We are excited to count Bio-Gene among our regional distributors for our bioinformatics tools, and we are prepared to work closely with their team to provide their clients with an integrated solution for diagnostics purposes.’
About Bio-Gene Technology Ltd
Since setting up in 1993, Bio-Gene Technology Limited has been providing the best solutions to scientific laboratory markets in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. With experienced expertise, Bio-Gene is supporting customers with world renowned and innovative instruments, reagents and consumables for analytical sciences, clinical diagnostics, food & pharmaceutical safety, life sciences and laboratory setup services. Bio-Gene provides professional pre and post-sales services and work hand-in-hand with customers from problem profiling to solution implementation.
About Saphetor SA
Saphetor SA, is a Swiss precision-medicine company dedicated to large-scale identification and interpretation of human genetic variants by leveraging proprietary algorithms and expert domain knowledge. Saphetor is the creator of VarSome, a suite of intuitive and data-driven bioinformatics solutions both for clinicians and researchers. VarSome.com search engine and professional community is freely accessible, featuring a widely-recognized community-driven knowledge base that enables flexible queries across more than 50 genetic and genomic data resources. VarSome Clinical is a clinically-accredited platform allowing fast and accurate variant discovery, annotation, and interpretation of NGS data for whole genomes, exomes, and gene panels, which helps clinicians reach faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions for genetic conditions.