NGSC Operations During UPenn PSOM COVID-19 Spring 2020 Ramp-down

2020-03-16

Our current operational plans for the COVID-19 ramp-down are currently as follows. This plan has been approved by PSOM leadership and meets the guidelines for the ramp-down.

  1. We will not accept samples after March 17, 2020 except for
    • samples related to COVID-19 research
    • time sensitive samples related to or derived from patient samples in clinical trials
  2. We will prepare libraries for samples in our possession as of March 17, 2020.
  3. We will sequence all samples in our possesion as soon as possible.
  4. Self-service access will be limited as in item 1 above.

Points 2. and 3. are subject to staff and reagent availability. We will announce changes to the policy via email and postings at the website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Clients who expect to have COVID-19 samples or clinical trial patient samples should contact us as soon as possible to make sure we can accomodate your needs and to plan the optimal schedule of sample delivery.