3130 Series Training

02 December 2019

SeqGen is proud to have hosted a successful International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State and U.S Department of Justice Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program forensic development assistance course to the Iraq Ministry of Interior - Criminal Evidence Division (MoI-CED) DNA Unit.  This course, completed by sixteen Iraqi forensic DNA analysts and their Major General, provided competency in the independent professional maintenance of genetic analyzers for criminal forensic DNA profiling.  This course was vital towards the MoI-CED DNA Unit’s ISO/IEC 17025:2017 technical and management compliance.   

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What Do You Know About SeqGen?

20 November 2019

Our customers know that we are reliable and an affordable alternative for the maintenance and repair of their instruments.  However, new customers don’t know the type of instruments we service, that we sell and buy instruments, help you save on the cost of reagents, sell instrument parts, that we hold service trainings and that we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Need to Purchase a DNA Analyzer/Sequencer?

09 September 2019

You are seeking a DNA analyzer/Sequencer but you are not quite sure which option is best for your needs? We can help! Simply give our sales representative a call to go over the specifications and your preferences to find the perfect match.

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HOW TO: Safely Move Your ABI 3730xl Instrument Down The Hall.

24 June 2019

We strongly recommend to have a professional handle any instrument move to avoid compromising its performance and most importantly to avoid any accidents. Mishandling this machine can be very costly. Please note that our engineers are highly qualified and trained to perform decommission, recommission and to prepare your machine for a short and long distance move.

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Looks Can Be Deceiving....

28 August 2018

Please let me interrupt your day to make you aware of a situation.  We have just been made aware that several of our customers have received a suspicious email structured to appear as an invoice.      First off, this is not our format for invoices.   Secondly, all invoices are generated from Quickbooks.   Third, all invoices will be generated from one email: quickbooks@notification.intuit.com  NEVER from any individual.   We hope these have been caught by your internal spam filters, if not then please do not open and delete.   If you ever have any questions surrounding an emails received, please don't hesitate to contact SeqGen to verify the legitimacy of its content.     Our direct business line is 877-377-3743.  

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Did The Manufacturer Discontinue Maintenance For Your Machine?

29 May 2018

If your lab uses an ABI 3130/xl Genetic Analyzer or a 7900HT qPCR, we have some bad news. Thermofisher has discontinued service for these machines. As such, you may have received a notice saying you’ll need to upgrade your technology if you’d like to continue maintenance. But here's some good news: SeqGen plans to offer service coverage on these machines for many years to come!

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How To: Check Your Fuses In Five Easy Steps

19 April 2018

I'm taking a step back in time from our technology-driven culture. I have been, for the past two weeks, living like a pioneer. Ok, more like a part-time pioneer. My refrigerator decided to throw in the towel and call it quits three days before Easter. Before finally calling a technician for help, I tried the standard troubleshooting process, hoping it would provide resolution. 

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The Mystery of the Malfunctioning Genetic Analyzer

22 March 2018

Spring is officially here, and that means more sunlight to enjoy outside. With that in mind, I made a comment to my loving husband. Our deck's wooden boards have started to show the effects of seasonal heat, rain, and snow through the years. To prevent further damage, I suggested that we replace the decayed boards now and consider switching to composite in the future. And with that, I was off to CrossFit. I was only gone for an hour, but upon my return, I was shocked to find my deck was no more! In only 60 minutes, my husband and father-in-law had removed the surface boards to discover there was deeper decay in the support beams. Sometimes, the real issue isn't visible on the surface. You have to tear away the top layer to find the underlying problem.  

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It's 2018 – Time To Get Your Budget In Gear!

24 January 2018

This year, I went a little overboard with my New Year’s resolutions. I'm all in, and by all in, I mean I have joined every gym and exercise class possible. In addition to CrossFit, I have started kickboxing, Krav Maga, indoor cycling, a running club, and I might even try yoga. After all, what better time to strive for change and self-improvement than the new year? Sure, we can commit to new habits any time of the year, but undeniably, there is more motivation once the calendar changes to January 1. Along with your goals for personal growth, what about making a resolution related to business?

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Leak Detected on Your ABI 3500? Here’s What To Do.

06 December 2017

I have a confession: I put up my Christmas tree in mid-NovemberEager to fill my home with holiday cheer, I dragged my fake, pre-lit tree out of the attic, plugged it in, and expected pure bliss.  

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