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MGI and Huazhi Form Strategic Cooperation in Molecular Breeding to Promote the development of China's Seed Industry

Release date:2021-10-11Writer:MGIViews:171Share

Changsha, China, October 8-10, 2021 - MGI and Huazhi Biotech Co., Ltd. (Huazhi) officially formed strategic cooperation on promoting the application of gene sequencing technology in Molecular Breeding. Combining their advantages in biotechnology, the two sides will carry out in-depth cooperation on the development and application of high-throughput sequencing platform and technology in molecular breeding, technological innovation and talent exchange and training.

MGI and Huazhi have reached a strategic cooperation on promoting the application of the latest gene sequencing technology in molecular breeding 

Establishing High-throughput Sequencing Benchmarking Platform in Molecular Breeding

Supported by MGI proprietary sequencing technology and Huazhi’s accumulation in molecular breeding of crops, livestock, poultry, and aquatic products, the two parties will jointly build a sequencing service platform with ultra-high-throughput, ultra-low cost and greater influence in molecular breeding based on DNBSEQ-T7RS sequencing platform to benefit the industry through intelligent innovation and technology.

The two parties will also jointly launch major scientific research plans, publish scientific research achievements, and develop new technologies, new tools, new products, and new applications to promote the transformation and application of scientific results and improve the sustainable and healthy development of the industry.

Both sides will strive to solve key technical challenges of molecular breeding to speed up the popularization and application of sequencing technology in resource identification, germplasm evaluation, variety protection, functional gene-mining and identification, new variety cultivation and more. In addition, two partners will actively explore and cooperate in talent exchange and training, resource sharing, and industry technical standard formulation to promote win-win development.

About Huazhi

Headquartered in Changsha, Hunan, China, Huazhi Biotech Co., Ltd. (Huazhi) was founded in 2013. Huazhi has a broad portfolio of R&D programs in molecular breeding, germplasm innovation, genome editing, and bioinformatics. We provide technical services in genotyping, bioinformatics analyses, trait introgression, seed quality testing, varietal testing, and evaluation, etc. to support R&D needs of seed companies and research institutes. We are open for global partners who are dedicating to biological research and molecular breeding. We sincerely invite opportunities for collaboration in life sciences with companies, universities, and research institutes throughout the world to become a global leading CRO service provider with cutting-edge biological technologies.

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