Seminars & Webinars

Webinar: Authenticating Laboratory Results – Molecular Sample Tracking for NGS Laboratories

Date & Time: November 16, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Darryl Irwin, PhD

Presented by Agena Bioscience®

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Effective sample identification and tracking can minimize risks of sample mix-up and authenticate laboratory results.

Labs implement rigorous quality systems to ensure chain of custody for specimens. A specimen is often subject to different molecular biology workflows, including next generation sequencing (NGS) which can be complex as it involves transfer of specimens between multiple steps increasing the risk of specimen mishandling or mix-up.

This webinar will present a robust and cost-effective sample identification and tracking assay for quality assurance of NGS workflows.

Topics will include:
  • Minimizing the risk of sample mishandling in your laboratory workflow
  • Implementing the iPLEX® Pro Sample ID Panel for robust and low-cost genetic fingerprinting to authenticate results prior to reporting


Darryl Irwin, PhDDarryl Irwin, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Agena Bioscience

Dr. Irwin has been leading the Scientific Affairs and Assays by Agena operations at Agena Bioscience (and its predecessor Sequenom Inc.) in Asia Pacific, and more recently in a global capacity, for 12 years. Previously, Darryl led the genotyping division at the Australian Genome Research Facility. Darryl has also held positions at the Mater Laboratory Services, a hospital-based clinical genetics laboratory and Agen Biomedical, an immuno-diagnostics manufacturer. Darryl has a PhD from the University of Queensland in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and a BSc in Biotechnology from the Queensland University of Technology. Darryl has authored more than 20 publications, numerous book chapters, and holds several patents.

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