Thursday, May 17, 2012

AGRF Implements GenoLogics LIMS for Illumina NGS

Australian Genome Research Facility Implements GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina NG

May 16, 2012

Rapid implementation is a key advantage of the GenoLogics LIMS offering

VICTORIA, British Columbia ─ May 16, 2012 ─ GenoLogics, a leading provider of laboratory information management system (LIMS) software specifically designed for next-generation omics labs, announced today that the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) has implemented the GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina NGS and is now in full production using the system. The LIMS will help the lab manage the increased throughput and data generated by AGRF’s sequencing systems.

AGRF, Australia’s largest provider of genomics services and solutions, was one of the first genome research facilities to purchase the Preconfigured Package, which significantly speeds implementation times for labs with Illumina NGS systems, while providing maximum flexibility to interface with other instruments.

“AGRF is experiencing a period of rapid growth as we deploy new NGS systems and expand our array of sequencing services in the region,” said Dr. Stephen Wilcox, National Operations Manager at AGRF. “We needed a system that would allow us to manage the increased data and one that could be implemented relatively quickly. The GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina NGS was a clear choice, as the preconfigured workflows suited our needs.”

AGRF has expanded its next-generation sequencing services and currently has five Illumina HiSeq 2000 instruments that form part of a suite of NGS instruments at the facility. To manage the resulting data deluge and seamlessly integrate with other relevant instrumentation, AGRF decided to deploy a new LIMS. The GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina NGS was selected because of its sample tracking capabilities, automated QC, preconfigured workflows that incorporate best practices, improved reporting, and fast implementation time.

“AGRF is a recognized leader in genomics service provision, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to expand its NGS and desktop sequencing,” stated Michael Ball, CEO at GenoLogics. “By providing a preconfigured LIMS that offers customization capabilities, GenoLogics is well-positioned to meet the increasing demands of sequencing centers.”

About the GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina Next-Gen Sequencing

The GenoLogics Preconfigured Package for Illumina NGS offers the industry’s tightest LIMS integration to Illumina’s complete line of NGS systems upon installation. It moves labs into full production faster with de facto standard workflows and best practices, enabling labs to realize value within weeks, rather than months or years. For more information on the Preconfigured Package for Illumina NGS, visit our website at

About Australian Genome Research Facility

Australian Genome Research Facility, a not-for-profit company, is Australia's largest provider of genomics services and solutions. From microbes to plants, animals and humans, AGRF provides a full range of services across the entire biological spectrum. AGRF has laboratories in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, each providing a gateway to a national network of state-of-the-art facilities, technology and expertise. AGRF clients include leading academic institutions and organizations in bioscience, environmental science, biomedicine and agricultural biotechnology. AGRF is accredited by NATA to the internationally recognized ISO/IEC17025:2005 quality standard. AGRF is also a qualified Illumina Certified Service Provider (CSPro).