As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, communities across the globe are struggling to keep up with the demand for public testing as well as research discoveries pertaining to Sars-CoV-2.
As such, 1st BASE is here to assist you with the tools and solutions required to enable your COVID-19 research.




Sanger Sequencing Services

Sanger sequencing by capillary electrophoresis can be used as a validation tool for RT-PCR results of SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Sanger Sequencing also provides the required information to distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory pathogens and in identifying new mutations within the genes.

Get in touch with us for your sequencing requirements!

  • Priority Sequencing
  • High-quality sequencing


Single Pass DNA Sequencing(SS1001, SS1002)
For purified samples
  • DNA sequencing reaction encompasses the cycle sequencing reactions, dye terminator removal and subsequent analysis on our Genetic Analyzers.
  • We also accept samples in 96-well plates. This is recommended for bullk orders, with a minimum of 80 reactions per plate.

Sequencing+ PLUS
An all-in-one service that enables fast quality sequencing of your unpurified samples! 

  • 1st BASE accepts unpurified samples and provides DNA template purification as the first step to delivering you clean, quality reads of your gene of interest.




Custom Manufacturing of Biochemicals, Buffers & Reagents

Apart from our extensive list of ready-to-use buffers and media, 1st BASE is also open to customization of project/products, from packaging size to formulation and testing, tailored to your needs.

Get in touch with us for your custom requests!

In relation with the COVID-19 pandemics, we are also formulating and manufacturing virus transport media (VTM). We are working closely with industry to validate the transport media.

Lookout for our updates for 1st BASE VTM.






Next-Generation Sequencing Services for SARS-CoV-2 Genome 

NGS enables the study of genomic epidemiology and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 where the viral genome data generated prospectively during outbreaks can help provide information about relatedness to other viruses, mode and tempo of evolution, geographical spread and adaptation to human hosts. It also provides crucial elements of coronavirus pathogenicity and possible targets for diagnostics, prognostication and interventions.


As country-specific SARS-CoV-2 datasets are still limited, there has been much interest and effort being taken to sequence the genome of the SARS-CoV-2. Let us help support you with the genome sequencing of the virus.  

Get in touch with our team of experts! 

  • Priority Sequencing
  • All-in-one Package: From Total RNA to Bioinformatics Analysis
  • Guaranteed Sequencing Output: 330x (10Mb) per Sample

Specification of Service: 





Molecular Biology Service

As facilities race to ramp-up capacity, supply shortages, not just personnel and lab space shortages, have waylaid some testing efforts.

Let us help you with the processing steps of your COVID-19 experiments.  

Get in touch with our team of molecular biology experts for your requirements! 

  • All-in-one Solution: Samples to reporting
  • Maximise resource efficiency:
    Saves you precious time to focus on important issues
  • Quality You Can Count On: Robust Protocols That Ensure Superior Data