External Research collaborations

  • Which services do Biomesight offer to external researchers?

    We keenly pursue research collaborations with external research projects using 16s sequencing technologies, regardless of their funding source. Researchers are able to offer their study participants the option to register an account with us, register their sample ID and have their raw FASTQ data...
  • What do we typically charge for loading FASTQ data and sample IDs for a research project?

    Our fees for this service is not for profit and we collect an amount to cover the engineer's time to perform the uploads of the sample IDs (to be provided in CSV format) and FASTQ data. We typically would expect an engineer to spend no more than half a day to configure and monitor the uploads a...
  • Technology and sequencing requirements

    As our service is based on 16s sequencing technologies, we can only collaborate with research projects using the same technique. We can upload samples which have had their v3, v4 or v3-v4 regions sequenced. We also require a minimum sequencing depth of ~ 40,000 reads per sample.
  • What data are research projects expected to share?

    We would appreciate any additional data other than the FASTQ and sample IDs to be shared as it will make the data more valuable for our own research purposes. Note that once the data is uploaded, customers and by extension study participants do not have the ability to delete their data as we incl...