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SYGNIS to Present its Innovative TruePrime™ Technology to Next
Generation Sequencing Experts at VIB’s internationally renowned
Tools and Technologies Meeting
Madrid, Spain and Heidelberg, Germany, January 14th, 2015 – SYGNIS AG (Frankfurt:
LIO1; ISIN: DE000A1RFM03; Prime Standard) today announced it will present its
revolutionary novel multi displacement amplification (MDA) technology TruePrime™ to
established experts in the field of next generation sequencing (NGS) at VIB’s Meeting
“Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies” on January 15th,
during the afternoon Parallel session 2 at 4:35 PM in the Kinepolis in Leuven, Belgium.
This highly recognized conference is one of the key platforms for scientific players in the
field of next generation sequencing worldwide.
A major challenge for next generation sequencing applications is the limited amount of
DNA available, especially when working with single or a few cells gained from, for
example, biopsies in cancer research. Based on the recently discovered primase
TthPrimPol, SYGNIS’ TruePrime™ technology stands for a revolutionary change in the
way the amount of DNA or RNA in a sample can be amplified. While the current gold
standard in MDA needs short pieces of DNA (“oligonucleotides”) to start off whole genome
amplification, TruePrime™ does not need any synthetic random primers.
Professor Dr. Armin Schneider, Senior Vice President Research at SYGNIS commented:
“We are very proud and excited about the opportunity to introduce our next generation
multiple displacement DNA amplification technology to such a selected group of experts. I
am very much looking forward to discussing the outstanding advantages and the superior
results that researchers can achieve when using our TruePrime™ MDA technology.”
More information about the VIB Meeting “Revolutionizing Next Generation Sequencing:
Tools and Technologies” can be found under:
The Company is currently developing a complete range of DNA and RNA amplification kits
based on its proprietary TruePrime™ MDA technology. The first product for whole genome
amplification from single cells is expected to be launched this month.
Madrid, España/Heidelberg, Alemania
SYGNIS Pharma AG, Im Neuenheimer Feld 515, 69120 Heidelberg, Alemania,, Tel.: +49-6221-454-6, Fax: +49-6221-454-700
For further information please contact:
Pilar de la Huerta
Phone: +34 91 192 36 50
Email: [email protected]
MC Services AG
Raimund Gabriel
Managing Partner
Phone: +49 89 210228 30
Email: [email protected]
Following the merger with X-Pol Biotech in 2012, SYGNIS specializes on the development
and commercialization of products for DNA amplification and sequencing. SYGNIS AG,
listed at the German Stock Exchange (Prime Standard segment, Tick: LIO1; ISIN:
DE000A1RFM03), has a commercial product for whole genome DNA amplification,
SensiPhi®, licensed to an industry leading partner and is currently developing its own
TruePrime™ product line based on its proprietary PrimPol technology for use in the fast
growing field of Next Generation Sequencing. The first product for single cell DNA
amplification is expected to be launched in January 2015.
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Madrid, España/Heidelberg, Alemania
SYGNIS Pharma AG, Im Neuenheimer Feld 515, 69120 Heidelberg, Alemania,, Tel.: +49-6221-454-6, Fax: +49-6221-454-700