SYGNIS AG, DE000A1RFM03

SYGNIS AG, DE000A1RFM03

07.03.2017 - 08:32:37

SYGNIS AG launches TrueAdvance amplification service to address quality needs in next-generation sequencing

Press Release  

SYGNIS AG launches TrueAdvance amplification service to address quality needs in next-generation sequencing  

- Amplification and validation service based on SYGNIS' proprietary   DNA amplification technologies TruePrime and CovCheck

- Targeting single cell and liquid biopsy NGS applications

- Supporting NGS users with upstream sample preparation and    validation

- Unique service facilitating wider customer access to NGS  

Madrid, Spain, and Heidelberg, Germany, March 7, 2017 - SYGNIS AG (Frankfurt: LIO1; ISIN: DE000A1RFM03; Prime Standard) today announced the launch of the DNA amplification and validation service TrueAdvance. Aim of the new service is to support and enable single cell and liquid biopsy applications and reinforce SYGNIS' position in the NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) market.

TrueAdvance is targeting to support the initial workflow steps of NGS users. Through this newly launched service SYGNIS will provide customers both with a high quality amplification service, based on the patented TruePrime technology, as well as a sample validation service, based on the CovCheck technology, confirming the amplified DNA is of highest quality and suitable for NGS. Only validated samples will be returned to the customer for NGS analysis.

SYGNIS' goal is to extend and enhance the support of customers with single cells or liquid biopsies needs and address not only DNA amplification, but also NGS and bioinformatics data analysis needs, ensuring the highest quality of the results at every stage of the work flow.

In oncology and other clinical applications, to secure that the DNA sample has been properly amplified and the data has been properly analyzed is highly relevant as clinical decisions will be taken based on these data. One of the main market needs is to support end users during the entire work flow, especially in single cell and liquid biopsy. In this case, the amplification step is an important barrier for many DNA researchers due to the complexity and sensitivity of the process. TrueAdvance breaks that barrier and enables all DNA researchers to enter into the single cell and liquid biopsy approach.

In January 2017 SYGNIS had launched its bioinformatics platform TrueHelix to support customers with the complex NGS data analysis, the final step in the NGS workflow. The first tool was a contamination checker, which identifies foreign DNA in a given sample.

Dr. Heikki Lanckriet, Co-CEO/CSO of SYGNIS said: "Single cell and liquid biopsy are truly challenging fields at the cutting edge of science. Through this new service we are offering world class expertise in these areas to our customers. In combination with our recently launched bioinformatics platform TrueHelix, we aim to support and add value for customers at every step in their work flow from sample collection to final data analysis. We are aiming to become partners of our customers and a reference Company for all NGS users."  

For further information, please contact:  

SYGNIS AG Dr. Heikki Lanckriet Co-CEO/CSO Phone : +44 1223 873 364 Email: heikki.lanckriet@sygnis.com Pilar de la Huerta Co-CEO/CBDO Phone: +34 91 192 36 50 Email: pdelahuerta@sygnis.com      

MC Services AG Raimund Gabriel Managing Partner Phone: +49 89 210228 0 Email: raimund.gabriel@mc-services.eu

About SYGNIS AG: www.sygnis.com

SYGNIS AG is specialized in the development and the commercialization of proprietary technologies and offers a wide range of different commercial products addressing key challenges in molecular biology. With the acquisition of Expedeon Holdings, Ltd. based in Cambridge, UK, SYGNIS has added a complementary proteomic product portfolio. Resulting from this significant expansion, SYGNIS' product portfolio now covers the entire workflow of molecular biology. The products are sold through a direct sales force and several distribution partners in Europe, the US and Asia. SYGNIS AG has offices in Germany, Spain and the UK, production sites in the UK and the US as well as sales offices in Asia. The company is listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt in the Prime Standard segment (Ticker: LIO1; ISIN: DE000A1RFM03).

### This publication is intended for information only and constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to buy securities. Some statements included in this press release, relating neither to proven financial results nor other historical data, should be viewed as forward-looking, i.e. not definite. Such statements are mainly predictions of future results, trends, plans or goals. These statements should not be considered to be total guarantees since given their very nature they are subject to known and unknown risks and imponderability and can be affected by other factors as a consequence of which the actual results, plans and goals of SYGNIS AG may deviate greatly from the established conclusions or implied predictions contained in such statements. SYGNIS does not undertake to publicly update or revise these statements in the light of new information or future results or for any other reason.###

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Language: English

Company: SYGNIS AG Waldhofer Str. 104 69123 Heidelberg

Germany Phone: +49 (0) 6221 3540 125 Fax: +49 (0) 6221 3540 127 E-mail: investors@sygnis.com Internet: www.sygnis.com ISIN: DE000A1RFM03 WKN: A1RFM0 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange   End of News DGAP News Service

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