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    RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq) Services

    We have been providing fast, affordable, top quality RNA sequencing services to researchers across the world for over 15 years. Contact us today with any questions for our project experts or learn more about our RNA sequencing services below.

    Our RNA Sequencing Services

    We have been providing commercial RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) services for over 15 years. In this time, we have supported researchers across the world with RNA research projects spanning thousands of species and have sequenced many millions of RNA samples. Our mission is very simple - to deliver quality RNA data that enables cutting edge transcriptomics research at affordable pricing.

    Our range of RNA sequencing services are offered across a variety of the industry's leading sequencing platforms. Our global network and scale of sequencing ensures economies of scale and operational efficiencies that keep our costs low, allowing us to pass on those savings to you, our valued partners.

    So, whether you have single cell samples or low quality FFPE samples, are measuring gene expression for human disease related research or seeking to improve genome annotation with transcriptomic data, - we are confident our experts can help. View our popular servcies on the right, or contact us for a no obligation discusison.

    RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq)-BGI Service Overview

    • Sample Requirements


      Single Cell: 1-2 cells - 4μl PBS buffer

      A Few Cells: 2-1000 cells - 4μl PBS buffer

      Amplified single cell gDNA/cDNA:

      Concentration: >20ng/ μl, Quantity: >3μg


      Single Cell: 1-2 cells - 4μl lysis buffer

      A Few Cells: 2-1000 cells - 4μl lysis buffer

      Amplified single cell gDNA/cDNA:

      Concentration: >0.2ng/μl, Quantity: >1ng

      Total RNA for low input library:

      Concentration: >50pg/μl, Quantity: >2ng;

      RNA 28S/18S ≥1,RIN ≥7

    • Sequencing Standards

      PE100 sequencing option, depending on your application.

      Guaranteed ≥90% of bases with quality score of ≥Q20.

      Cell sorting by mouth-controlled microcapillary pipetting system.

    • Key Service Details

      • Typical 40 working days from sample QC acceptance to filtered raw data availability.

      • Expedited services are available, contact your local BGI specialist for details.

      • Reports and output data files are delivered in industry standard file formats: BAM, .xls, .png and FASTQ data.


    DNBSEQ™ Technology Platforms

    BGI's Single Cell Sequencing services are typically executed with proprietary DNBSEQ™ sequencing technology platforms, for great sequencing data at some of the lowest costs in the industry. DNBSEQ™ is a proprietary sequencing technology, first developed by BGI's Complete Genomics subsidiary in Silicon Valley, and can offer advantages in terms of lower amplification error rates and much lower duplication rates for some sequencing applications. In addition, studies have shown the index hopping rate in DNBSEQ™ platforms can be much lower when compared to that of other platforms.

    Contact us with any general enquiries or questions for our sequencing experts, we are here to help.

    Access Further Sequencing Resources

    We care for your samples from the start through to the result reporting. Highly experienced laboratory professionals follow strict quality procedures to ensure the integrity of your results. Access more sequencing resources below for full access to our range of educational resources and sample guides.

    Register for a BGI Account

    Opening a BGI Customer Account enables you to request a quote and order services from us. It also provides access to our range of educational resources including educational webinars providing practical sequencing tips and our complete sample preparation guides.

    Don’t hesitate to contact us to request a quote or to talk more about your requirements and how we can support your needs.