BioSpecs is a centralised platform located within Telethon Kids, Perth Children's Hospital and the QEII Medical Centre.
BioSpecs can help you interact with a diverse field of researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders, to manage all types of clinical or animal laboratory studies including intensive vaccine trials, complex longitudinal studies, acute emergency admissions or infrequent collections; both on-site and off-site.
We have a range of qualified staff to ensure your samples are collected and processed promptly and, who are experienced in managing samples and processes for clinical trials, observational studies, biobanks and animal studies.
Our processes are diligently tracked and reported back to you.
As part of our expanding Quality Assurance Program, BioSpecs will track the moment your specimen is sampled to the time it is processed, stored, and distributed.
We incorporate KPIs to ensure lag times, temperatures, procedures, transport conditions and equipment parameters meet your requirements. Where requested we can track consumable batches, temperature logs, record observations and other details pertinent to your study.
Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction Platform
Our Extraction Platform utilises the Chemagic360, a robotic magnetic bead nucleic acid extraction system. and the silica membrane column based automated QIAcube HT robot. Both are a popular choice for genomic, epigenetic and transcriptomics.
Coupled with the liquid handling robot, Zephyr G3 NGS, we can provide high quality extractions in a short-turn around while vastly reducing the risk of cross-contamination and compromising down-stream -omics studies.
BioSpecs is actively engaged in emerging technologies and can extract high molecular weight DNA for the increasingly popular application of long-read sequencing.
Your extracts can be further purified with a magnetic post-extraction clean-up. Standard QC includes UV spectrophotometry (purity) and fluorescent-based quantification (concentration). Nucleic acid integrity analysis (DIN/RIN) is available upon request.
We work in close collaboration with Genomics WA, who provide a local genomics service located within the Telethon Kids Institute the Harry Perkins building.