The Importance of Biosecurity

Biosecurity and diagnostics is an important responsibility of any organization performing DNA testing, DNA synthesis, or genetic engineering, such as private companies, academic labs, and testing facilities.

Appropriate procedures are necessary to:

  • Prevent bioterrorism by individuals or groups that intentionally attempt to obtain or assemble pathogenic sequences
  • Prevent labs that do not have sufficiently qualified facilities and researchers from potentially dangerous sequences.
  • Determine if DNA sequences from obtained samples are pathogenic or not.

BioGuard provides a user-friendly, and secure way to check for pathogenic sequences against a regularly maintained database of pathogen sequences, as well as other options for labs that require customization.

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Features

IGSC Standard Screening

The standard IGSC process is implemented using either the public NCBI server or a regularly maintained private copy of the NCBI protein database.

Direct Pathogen Screening Analysis

Client can perform BLASTX directly against the Pathogen database, removing potentially similar non-pathogenic sequences and allowing for a manual review of only pathogenic matches.

Advanced Sequence Screening

Submitted sequence from client are divided into subsequences based on enzyme digestion or by fraction and BLASTX of subsequences is performed.

Custom Protein Blacklist

The standard IGSC process is implemented using either the public NCBI server or a regularly maintained private copy of the NCBI protein database.

Custom Sequence Classification

Client can add blacklisted protein sequences to private database that is available for BLASTX.

Plans

BASIC
Individuals or small labs that want to follow minimum security standards
IGSC Security Protocol
Public NCBI
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PLUS
Labs or companies that want additional security measures
IGSC Security Protocol
Private NCBI Protein Database
Direct Pathogen Screening Analysis
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ENTERPRISE
For regulated industry and private companies performing genetic engineering
IGSC Security Protocol
Private NCBI Protein Database
Direct Pathogen Screening Analysis
Advanced Sequence Screening
Custom Protein Blacklist
Custom Sequence Classification
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