Give to UP hosts #PGCParaSaBayan donation campaign

The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Give to UP channel supports the Philippine Genome Center’s call for donations campaign: PGC Para sa Bayan—the call for donations aims to provide support for PGC’s COVID-19 Testing Laboratory (Clinical Genomics Laboratory) and will facilitate the procurement of essential lab supplies, additional equipment, and/or other necessary costs related to testing. The genome center hopes to maintain its operations and continue to increase its capacity as a testing laboratory.

PGC Core Facility for Bioinformatics releases six (6) genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 from Philippine samples between March 22-28, 2020

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) thru its Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) releases today to the global community through the GISAID database six (6) genomes of the SARS-CoV-2 sequences from Philippine samples taken in Metro Manila between 26 to 28 March 2020.

PGC’s Clinical Genomics Laboratory certified to conduct testing for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) by Real-Time PCR

Upon completing and passing the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine’s (RITM) proficiency testing for SARS-CoV-2 detection by Real-Time PCR, the Clinical Genomics Laboratory (CGL) of the Philippine Genome Center is now certified to perform independent testing for COVID-19. The certification is released as of April 23, 2020 by the RITM-DOH.

COVID-19 UPDATES

PGC’s preparation and response in addressing the COVID-19 national health emergency Press Release: Philippine Genome Center gears up to verify presence of 2019-nCoV through whole genome sequencing 01/30/2020 The Philippine Genome Center is ready to verify the presence of 2019-nCoV through whole genome sequencing. With the use of Next Generation DNA/RNA Sequencing equipment (NGS) available […]