We are pleased to announce that in the coming months we will be investing in a platform for generating single-cell sequencing libraries. Traditional bulk-RNA sequencing of heterogeneous tissues does not allow researchers to differentiate gene expression profiles from component cell types which blurs our interpretation of the data. Single-cell sequencing does exactly what the name implies and generates RNA-sequencing data for thousands of physically detached cells where the data from each individual cell can be identified and analysed. This allows for high resolution insight into cellular differences arising from their micro-environment and/or in response to treatments such as gene-editing.
Dr. Matthew Peter Kent, researcher at CIGENE, is responsible for the process of buying a new single-cell sequencing platform