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Embark

HGTD Leadership Sponsor Test Discovery- GTP In House Testing ISO Accredited/LAB Out Sourced Testing Any Patents Held

General Information

Name
Embark
Data Up to Date
May-19
GTP Code
Embark
Email
howdy@embarkvet.com
Telephone
1-224-236-2275
Address
77 Summer St Ste 502
City
Boston
State
MA
Zip Code/ Postal Code
78701
Participant Since:
2017
Subsidiary Company

People

Staff Counts
25
Lab/Company Director
Ryan Boyko, CEO
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist
Adam Boyko, PhD, CSO
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist Profile
Lead Veterinarian
Erin Chu, DVM, PhD, Senior Veterinary Geneticist
Lead Veterinarian Profile
Description of Lab Tech Qualifications
Illumina criteria
Licensed veterinarian(s)
Erin Chu, DVM, PhD; Kate Robinson, DVM, DABVP
Other Experts
Scientific Advisory Board ( https://embarkvet.com/our-story )

Quality Indicators - GTP

HGTD Leadership Sponsor
Participation Level
Leadership Sponsor
Sponsor
Participant
Year Established
2015
In House Testing
Out Sourced Testing
ISO Accredited/ GTP
ISO Accredited/LAB
ISO Accredited/tests
Number of Tests with ISO/ details
Specifc Tests=0; General accreditation 200+
ISO Info
Embark laboratory ISO 13485:2003; out-sourced laboratory Illumina is a 9001 accredited business
ISO Comments
ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services. 
Other Recognized Accreditation
Lab SOP details
Illumina FTS SOP
ISAG Parentage Panel Used
No
Other Parentage Testing
Other Parentage Testing Details
Based on 200,000+ SNP markers

Quality Indicators - Procedures/ Services

Sample collected by - GTP specific
Owner
Sample Identification
Unique identifier composed of tranche, barcode and array location
Animal ID/ Sample Submission
Unique swab ID
Animal ID/ by GTP
Unique animal handle
Test Result information
Test results provided to
Client
Faults Protocol Details
Complimentary Sanger sequencing of specific test results
Results Query Protocol
Inquiries handled on a case-by-case basis
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Quality Assurance and Issue Resolution
Probes undergo stringent quality control and assurance; mutations queried multiple times to ensure replicable results; questionable or concerning results are followed up with Sanger sequencing
Contact for Queries
AD@illumina.com
Breeding Advice
Advice Details
Complimentary. Team of veterinary geneticists and breeder specialists to address any questions

Research

Test Discovery- GTP
Test Discovery Details
Data science in house. Wet lab outsourced for the time being.
Ethics Details
N/A
Test Development In-House
Test Development More Info
Candidate probes designed by science team, QC at Ililumina
Any Patents Held
Details on Patents/Licenses Issued
A Boyko, J Hayward. US 20150344959 A1; "Compositions and methods for genotyping canines "
Research Collaborator
Doberman Diversity Project
Refereed Publications list
In preparation
Phenes
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