What is “Huo-Yan”？
The Huo-Yan (Fire Eye) Laboratory was born in China’s fight against COVID-19. It is complete technical solutions, sets of equipments, service platforms and standard systems for pathogen detection. Huo-Yan Laboratory is supporting the world’s anti-epidemic battle by filling in the shortcomings of the virus detection, and making an outstanding contribution to the global fight against the epidemic.
The Huo-Yan Laboratory model is a high-throughput nucleic acid detection laboratory built according to the needs of the COVID-19 prevention and control and based on the laboratory technical solutions BGI has accumulated for years. The design, testing, operation, staff training and core technology products that support the detection are dominated by BGI. Using the Real-Time Fluorescent RT-PCR kit for detecting 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) developed independently by BGI Genomics, and equipped with an automated sample preparation system developed independently by MGI, the whole solution not only improves the testing efficiency, but also has the significant features of fast implementation, wide dissemination, and efficient landing.
After the epidemic, the Huo-Yan Laboratory will continue to exert its advantages in mass population detection in reproductive health, infectious diseases, tumors, etc. It is going to become the "standard" of the transformation and upgrading of the medical and health system in various regions. Also, it will improve people's livelihood and health, promote life science research, and develop the life and health industry as a "new infrastructure for public health".