What is Visium?

Visium Spatial Gene Expression is a spatial transcriptomics solution by 10x Genomics. In a previous blog post, we explain more about spatial transcriptomics in general, which you can read here.   Here, we’ll provide you with a quick overview of the Visium Spatial Gene Expression solution, which we recently started offering as a service.  A spatial transcriptomics solution  Since Visium Spatial Gene Expression is a…

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What is spatial transcriptomics?

Spatial transcriptomics is an overarching term for all methods that assign transcriptomics data to the original location within the tissue. Here, we explain why to consider spatial transcriptomics and from which spatial techniques you can choose. A brief history of spatial transcriptomics Although the term spatial transcriptomics was first introduced in 2016, the first steps…

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Four reasons to collaborate with a single-cell sequencing service provider

Getting started with single-cell sequencing can be overwhelming.  Most academic institutes have single-cell facilities, but if yours doesn’t or you’re looking for other single-cell techniques, you might want to consider working with a service provider.  Here, we explain why you should consider collaborating with a service provider for single-cell sequencing. 

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Single-cell sequencing: core facility or service provider?

When starting with single-cell sequencing, your might ask yourself: do I make use of a core facility or service provider? There are actually three options for single-cell sequencing. You can either make use of the core facility in your institute, outsource your project to a service provider or do everything by yourself. Here, we explain these…

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How to decide your single-cell sequencing parameters

A single-cell sequencing project has different parameters: the number of samples, cells per sample and reads per cell. But how do you decide how many cells you need? Or how deep you need to sequence? Here, we explain what your choice should be based upon. 

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How can I improve my research with single-cell sequencing?

As we explained before in our blog, “what is single-cell sequencing”, single-cell sequencing allows you to obtain high-resolution data of your sample(s). But how can you use single-cell sequencing to improve your research? Single-cell sequencing improves your understanding of complex biological systems Complex biological systems, such as tumors, organs, the central nervous system, and the immune system, are composed of many different cell (sub-)types. Single-cell sequencing allows…

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What is single-cell sequencing?

As a scientist, you might have come across single-cell sequencing before. But what is it exactly? In this post, we provide you with a brief explanation.

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Single-cell RNA sequencing: the Ultimate Guide

As a scientist, you have probably come across the use of single-cell sequencing in your field. But what is it exactly? And also how can you apply it to your research, which technology should you choose, and what do you need to think about before starting your project? This ultimate guide to single-cell RNA sequencing…

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How much does single-cell sequencing cost?

Single-cell sequencing can be expensive, especially when compared to conventional bulk RNA sequencing methods. But there is a good reason why this technology is expensive, and you can mitigate these costs if you carefully consider the design of your experiment.

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