Introduction to BGI
BGI was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit research organization. Over the years, BGI has grown into a multinational company with significant global operations. With more than 5,000 employees across the globe and R&D, manufacturing, and commercial operations around the world, we are committed to providing solutions to address the research, pharmaceutical, and clinical markets. Our focus has centered on improving human health and empowering large-scale human, plant, and animal genomics research.
Expansion with Innovative Technologies
In early 2013, we acquired Complete Genomics, Inc. (CGI), a California-based company known for providing whole genome sequencing (WGS) services of unparalleled quality using its proprietary Combinatorial Probe-Anchor Ligation™ (cPALTM) technology. In recent years, CGI has generated high-quality WGS data for tens of thousands of samples. Studies based on this well-established technology have been featured in leading peer-reviewed publications such as Nature and Science. Completion of the CGI acquisition in 2013 set the stage for the strategic expansion of our capabilities as a global system provider, with a shared company culture of deep collaboration and cooperation.
Moving Discoveries Beyond Research and into the Clinic
Numerous recent publications have demonstrated the potential of WGS for improved clinical diagnosis over currently available technologies. Moving these discoveries into the mainstream clinic will require large-scale clinical validation studies to establish their clinical utility.
These studies will require high-capacity, high- throughput instrumentation and bioinformatics capabilities. Given our long history in large population–scale genomics and bioinformatics, we are uniquely positioned to support moving these discoveries from research into the applied clinical market.
World Class Manufacturing and Services Capabilities
With production facilities in the US and China, and regional service laboratories across the globe, BGI is well positioned as a global products and services provider. We provide both clinical- grade and research-use services to support our clients around the world with exceptional customer support.
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