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Genomics Buying Guide

What is Genomics?

Genomics = DNA

Genomics is the study of a person’s DNA, their genes and how they are expressed and interact to influence the growth, development, and the working of the body.

Genomic medicine has the potential to offer a greater understanding of how our genetic makeup impacts on our health and the response to treatments.

Our framework agreement for Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Testing and Pathology Managed Services covers a broad scope of Genomics.

The Genomics lot will allow the procurement of products and services relating to the molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes linked to the NHS England National Genomic Test Directory for Rare and Inherited Diseases (as amended). See our Useful Links section to learn more.

Researcher carrying out research for genomic medicine or gene therapy.

Core product offering via the framework

  • Automated Genomics Testing Systems
  • Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH)
  • Genomics Plasticware and Glassware
  • Mutation Detection Methodologies
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Nucleic Acid Quality Control Reagents
  • Whole Exome Sequencing (WES)
  • Custom Products.

Our aim is to support the seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs) in public sector procurement regulation compliance and support embedding genomics across the NHS, through leading innovative service models including primary and community care through to specialist and tertiary care.

The suppliers

The suppliers offering genomics are:

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alpha Laboratories
  • Edinburgh Genetics
  • ELITech
  • Exact Sciences
  • Fisher Scientific
  • Illumina Cambridge
  • Life Technologies
  • OscarTech
  • Oxford Biosystems
  • Revvity (Previously PerkinElmer)
  • Pisces Scientific
  • Promega
  • Qiagen
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Sarstedt
  • Twist Bioscience
  • VWR International.

We are seeing great growth in this area, an increased supply base providing more innovative solutions to the NHS supporting the NHS England Genomics Strategy. It’s a really exciting area where we can offer an effective and easy route to market for your procurement requirements.

Lydia Allen, Genomics Category Manager, NHS Supply Chain

Next steps

If you are interested in purchasing Genomics products through our framework then please get in touch. We will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Please contact our Procurement Delivery team using the enquiry form.

You can also learn more in our specific Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Testing and Pathology Managed Services buying guide.

You can also contact our Hospital Care team who will be able to help manage this enquiry for you and help you understand some of the routes to market.