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Twist Bioscience Launches Monkeypox Virus Synthetic DNA Controls
New synthetic controls add to growing portfolio of NGS applications for viral diseases
Positive controls provide quality control measures for the development, verification, and ongoing validation of both next-generation sequencing (NGS) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. The Twist synthetic DNA controls include both known clades of the monkeypox virus, currently named the
"The monkeypox controls are the most recent addition to our expanding portfolio of synthetic controls and reference standards that empower our customers to develop research and diagnostic tests to improve global health. They also complement our growing suite of NGS applications for viral diseases, including the
The monkeypox synthetic DNA controls are designed based on specific monkeypox clades, cover over 80% of the full viral genome and are sequence-verified using NGS and ddPCR. Each control is made up of 1.8kb of overlapping fragments that tile the genome. Customers purchasing synthetic controls are subject to Twist’s leading biosecurity and customer screening protocols and applicable laws and regulations. An export license will be required for international customers.
Twist provides a suite of research tools and NGS products, including custom controls and reference standards for monkeypox, respiratory diseases including coronaviruses, influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses and enteroviruses as well as liquid biopsy and cancers. Twist also offers the
To learn more about the Twist monkeypox virus synthetic DNA controls, visit: https://www.twistbioscience.com/MonkeypoxControls.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein, including without limitation Twist’s ability to deliver synthetic controls for monkeypox to its customers, are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that may cause Twist Bioscience’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Twist Bioscience’s business in general, see Twist Bioscience’s risk factors set forth in Twist Bioscience’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the
1 Due to the urgent need to make the monkeypox synthetic controls available to customers, they are not yet ISO certified.
2 Faye, O., Pratt, C.B., Faye, M., Fall, G., Chitty, J.A., et al., 2018. Genomic characterisation of human monkeypox virus in
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