CleanNA, part of the Double Helix Group and Sister company to GC biotech, join forces with the Squash Association of the Netherlands to organise a responsible Squash Premier League.
Since January 4th 2021, it is possible for a selected group of Dutch professional squash players to practice under strict NOC * NSF conditions and therefore have been able to resume their daily work activities. After 12 months of not competing, Squash Bond Nederland, can again offer perspective for the Dutch professional squash players while simultaneously provide the (online) squash community with much needed entertainment via livestream.
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GC biotech & CleanNA (Double Helix Group) forge a strategic partnership with inBiome to automate rapid COVID PCR testing in The Netherlands.
GC biotech and CleanNA are pleased to be collaborating with inBiome in the fight against the COVID pandemic, this project builds on an already existing strategic partnership and will increase the testing capacity for the Dutch Government through the use of high-throughput, automated solutions supplied by GC biotech.
Webinar DeNovix Assays
On July 23 2020 our second webinar will be held. During this webinar we will discuss the power of fluorescence for quantification of nucleic acid samples – expert tips & tricks
Some of the topics we will cover:
- Absorption versus Fluorescence
- Options for increased throughput
- Tips and tricks
- Variation and compatibility between platforms
More information will follow soon!
ISO 9001 certificate
Since 2012 GC biotech is ISO 9001 certified. This demonstrates our ability and desire to effectively and efficiently provide a quality management system, while continuously improving our products and services as well as our internal processes. Last week we had our recertification audit and we are proud to announce that we passed this audit without any deviations! Click here for our certificate.
An alternative workflow for molecular detection of COVID-19 using the SensiFAST Probe One-Step Kit
This article describes a simple and fast workflow for molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2, where samples are simply heat-processed for 5 min at 98 °C before a commonly-used RT-qPCR procedure. It concludes that the SensiFAST Probe One-Step Kit is fully compatible with this alternative workflow and the best performing Kit that is tested.
On May 20, 2020 we hosted our first webinar. Dan Schieffer from Denovix gave a very informative presentation how to optimize cell counting accuracy. The record of the webinar can be watched here.
Tools for COVID-19
The highly contagious Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affects all of us. Within GC biotech we have taken several precautions to keep our employees safe. Nevertheless we are committed to deliver products and support as fast and safely as possible. We are closely working together with our business partners and suppliers to achieve this.
To support the effort of scientist who are working hard to get more knowledge about the virus, we have a comprehensive portfolio of both reagents and automation solutions that can be used in COVID-19 testing and research.
GC biotech UK office
We are pleased to announce the addition of our UK division, GC biotech UK Ltd to the Double Helix group. This will enabling us to serve and support the UK market directly. The new office is located in the St. Albans countryside of Hertfordshire, close to London.
Grenova Partners with European Distributor
Grenova Inc., a USA based company, announced today an agreement with GC biotech BV for the distribution of their TipNovus product lines. Under this new agreement GC biotech BV becomes the exclusive distribution partner of Grenova Inc. tip washing devices in the EU market.
“At Grenova, we see that high consumption of plastic consumables is an excessive, avoidable operational cost for laboratories and a significant contributor to environmental pollution. Therefore, our passionate and dedicated Grenova team embarked on a relentless mission to create devices that enable labs to recycle and wash consumables in large quantities. Our mission is to enable labs to grow toward sustainability while reducing operational costs associated with plastic consumables globally. We are excited and look forward to partnering and collaborating with the GC Biotech BV team to introduce Grenova devices and its mission into the European market.” said Ali Safavi, CEO at Grenova Inc.
“Since the establishment of GC biotech BV, we have been focusing on the high throughput automation market very strongly. We cover the entire EU market and our highly educated team of Engineers and Applications Specialists are delivering the high standard of service these kind of customers need. Becoming the European partner of Grenova Inc. fits in our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy contributing to a more sustainable and waste-free world. Reusing the washed robotic tips contributes not only to a better environment, but also reduces costs for customers.” Said Glenn Nohar, CEO at GC biotech BV.
The distribution agreement with GC biotech BV is effective immediately and covers all Grenova Inc. products (TipNovus, TipNovusMini and TipLumis).
Grenova was founded in 2014 with a focus on providing high throughput automated devices to wash, sterilize and dry laboratory plastic consumables for reuse purposes in order to cut down on costs and plastic waste in the life sciences industry. Grenova started with its initial focus on pipette tips, the most common plastic consumable used widely across labs. Currently, Grenova devices have been validated and implemented across all different labs in the industry, such as clinical, genomics, pharmaceuticals, and many others for different assays and sample types. Grenova customers in the US have reported an average savings of over 90% on cost and waste reduction on their annual pipette tips consumption. As of today, and continuously growing, over 62 million pipette tips have been safely washed and reused in highly accredited production labs without any compromise to the samples or the results. For more information on Grenova, visit www.grenovasolutions.com, or contact the founder, Ali Safavi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GC biotech BV was established in 2004 and provides a wide range of instruments, reagents and consumables in the area of Life Sciences research and diagnostics. GC biotech BV is well known as an automation specialist in this field serving Biotech companies, Pharma companies, leading Research Institutes, and Academic Hospitals. GC biotech BV GC biotech is the sister company of CleanNA, which develops and manufactures magnetic bead- based kits with a focus on high throughput nucleic acid purification applications. Both companies are headquartered in Waddinxveen, The Netherlands. For more information on GC biotech BV, www.gcbiotech.com or contact Glenn Nohar email@example.com
Sport brings us together
We at GC biotech believe sport is important. Besides the positive health effects, sport brings people together. Together we can achieve more! As a part of our social commitment we sponsored the soccer tournament of our colleague Siem Rijnberg.
The aim of this tournament was not only to have a lot of fun, but also to create awareness for the metabolic disorder INAD. INAD is characterized by abnormalities of nerve endings, resulting in loss of proper nerve function starting at a young age.
We are grateful for the opportunity to be a sponsor of this event!