According to Genetek Biopharma, with the completion of Human Genome Project in 2003 and the advent of NGS technology, personalized medicine is becoming even more real. Existing medical molecular diagnostic practices also require new discoveries and technologies. The market is huge and competitions are stiff. A new product may become outdated very soon. Hence, in this highly challenging market, one company can’t relax in having one or few products in the market.
Apart from external pressure, molecular diagnostic kit production is not as simple as mixing a few components together and running some DNA-based experiments. Various considerations need to be taken in order to ensure end-product quality. For example, separation of pre- and post-PCR lab structure is extremely important to minimize contamination risks.
The most challenging part is the complex research step ahead of production. Therefore, a major advantage of Genetek Biopharma is the competence in research work. The time-consuming part in developing a molecular kit is to identify the optimal pooling ratio of different PCR products. This allows them to ensure the high quality of their multiplex PCR system in amplifying several genetic markers in a single reaction.
And indeed, a visit to their laboratories and production facilities showed that a lot of thought has been put into the design to safeguard the developing process of their molecular kits. Devices were well organized and we could see how they placed the Eppendorf centrifuges, Mastercycler® nexus, and Mastercycler® X50 accordingly in their workflow for smooth working.
In the face of this challenging yet rapidly expanding field, Genetek Biopharma hopes to continuously expand and improve their kits’ portfolios. From our conversation, the members of the company were filled to the brim with enthusiasm and ideas. The spokesperson indicated that the successful commercialization of new kits is based on reliable and dedicated R&D processes.
It sounds like it won’t be long before we will see new innovations in the market, which will certainly benefit this market as well as its users as a whole.