QIAGEN Expands GeneGlobe Web Portal
Product News Mar 11, 2014
QIAGEN N.V. announce new capabilities for GeneGlobe, the Company’s Genes & Pathways web portal providing access to biological assays. In its new version, GeneGlobe integrates biological knowledge through its Ingenuity Target Explorer bioinformatics application with GeneGlobe’s extensive library of wet lab assay solutions. By linking biological interpretation and references with the relevant laboratory assays, GeneGlobe creates a new dimension of utility for experimental design, assay selection and data analysis to accelerate life science research.
QIAGEN’s GeneGlobe is a web-based solution enabling researchers to search and select from more than 31 million PCR assay kits and NGS assay panel products. It includes genome-wide assay solutions for 28 species with any gene or pathway of interest. The search, selection and interpretation solutions create a user experience that precisely identifies assays and reagents that fit a life science researcher’s experimental design and adds a comprehensive set of interpretation solutions. GeneGlobe also supports scientists with additional resources such as Pathway Central, Data Analysis Center, Custom Assay Design Tools and the Plate Designer.
“GeneGlobe is designed to provide significant value to scientists as it allows fast and economical access to the power of big data and the promise of exponentially increasing genomic knowledge”, said Dr. Dietrich Hauffe, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business Area. “The new version of GeneGlobe integrates our Ingenuity Target Explorer web tools to help researchers quickly gain biological insights from the most current biomedical literature and databases as they design their experiments – with direct access to wet lab solutions (PCR assays and GeneRead NGS gene panels) relevant to the diseases and pathways they are studying.”
The Ingenuity Target Explorer tools in GeneGlobe deliver three key functionalities to help life science researchers:
- Summary – This section offers information on each gene of interest, drawing on multiple databases to describe features such as molecular function, cellular localization and relevant publications. With a dynamically updating knowledge base, this summary ensures that the user is directed to relevant research findings in even very current biomedical literature.
- Interaction Network – This section includes the listing of genes or molecules that impact each user-selected target, including supporting evidence for the interactions. With built-in biological filters, this interaction network can display interactions matching a disease or tissue-specific context selected by the researcher conducting the study.
- Pathways – This section places each gene or molecule in the context of a biological process, enabling the scientist to view various pathway maps and gain a systems overview to help define the best experimental approach. The dynamically updated maps also provide links to supporting evidence in the biomedical literature.