BGI Huo Yan Lab Solution

Introduction

The Huo-Yan (Fire Eye) laboratory is a complete technical solution, which includes equipment, service platforms and standard systems for COVID-19 detection. Huo-Yan laboratory supports the world’s anti-epidemic battle by filling in the shortcomings on 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.

The Meaning of Huo-Yan (Fire Eye)

The Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom once said: “You cannot fight a fire blindfolded.” Huo-Yan (Fire Eye) is derived from the Chinese ancient legend story “Journey to the West”; in which Sun Wukong’s fire eyes can see through any disguise.