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SNP genotyping data without the hassle –
3CR Bio lab services now available

3CR Bioscience’s state-of-the-art laboratory services are now online and available to customers in partnership with MolBreeding Biotech and HC Scientific. This exciting collaboration capitalises on the strengths of each partner and allows researchers and breeders access to this unique, high-calibre service partnership for the first time.

Driving modern genomics forward

The facility is based at 3CR Bioscience’s European facilities North of London and provides a comprehensive range of genotyping services, including DNA extraction, endpoint PCR genotyping, and Genotyping by Target Sequencing (GBTS), to genomic researchers and plant and animal breeders from industry, academia, government, and non-government organisations. See our Genotyping in Action

Our Full Lab Service Range:

  • DNA Extraction: Efficient, high-quality nucleic acid extraction service and quality testing. Send us your samples, we’ll do the rest.
  • Endpoint PCR Genotyping: Fluorescent endpoint SNP genotyping as well as Indels and more by PCR, with 3CR Bio’s patented PACE® genotyping reagents. PACE® is the latest in allele-specific PCR technology. It provides consistent performance making it ideal for high-throughput genotyping applications. With our many decades of experience, let us generate top line genotyping data for you.

  • Genotyping By Target Sequencing: Access MolBreeding Biotech’s proprietary Genotyping by Target Sequencing (GBTS) technology and experienced service provision.

Genotyping Genies – A sneak peek at the 3CR Bioscience Lab Service Workflow

Our Lab Service workflow ensures a hassle-free experience from sample submission to data retrieval. Precision, traceability, and efficiency is built into at every step. Choose from:

  • DNA Extraction only
  • DNA Extraction and PACE® Endpoint Genotyping
  • DNA Extraction and Genotyping by Target Sequencing
  • PACE Endpoint Genotyping Only
  • Genotyping by Target Sequencing only
3CR Bioscience lab services
  1. Quick Quote Get started with a fast and easy quote for your project. Simply provide a few project details, and our team will generate a tailored quote within 24 hours so you can make an informed decision.
  2. Access Online Portal & Register New Account Create an account on our secure online portal. Registration is quick and straightforward, giving you instant access to our suite of services. Submit a new project request, track existing projects and review completed assignments from your secure account.
  3. Samples Arrive at 3CR Bioscience Once your samples arrive at our state-of-the-art facility, they are meticulously logged into our system, and you receive receipt confirmation.
  4. Ship Samples to 3CR with Submission Form Package and send your samples to our lab, along with the provided submission form. Your samples’ journey to our facility and precision analysis begins here.
  5. Complete Sample Submission Information Fill out sample submission details with ease. Our user-friendly interface makes it simple to provide the required information to get your project started.
  6. Samples Processed Our experienced team process your samples for the selected services with expert care, ensuring accurate, reliable results.
  7. Email Notification When Results Are Ready Stay informed throughout your project and receive an email notification as soon as your results are available, ready for you to review.
  8. Login to Portal to Review and Download Data Files Log in to your portal account to access and review your results. Download data files easily for further analysis. 


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We are genuinely excited about the partnership and new venture of the three companies. By combining our patented PACE® genotyping chemistry for allele-specific PCR and background in global lab services provision, leveraging HC Scientific’s extensive automation systems, and MolBreeding Biotech’s established Genotyping by Targeted Sequencing services, the collaboration is uniquely positioned to disrupt the cost of extraction and genotyping service provision across Europe while ensuring unparalleled data accuracy and customer service. The new partnership offers customers a new choice for a lab services provider with a fresh, well-grounded approach that aims to shake up the market.”

Steve Asquith, Managing Director 3CR Bioscience.

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SNP genotyping and GBTS data without the hassle - 3CR Bio lab services
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Steve Asquith Managing Director
Steve began his career in the Genetics Division of GlaxoSmithKline, as part of the team establishing GSK’s high-throughput core genotyping laboratory. Steve joined KBioscience when it was first founded in 2002 and was a key driver in taking the company from a small start-up to a multi-national service laboratory, quickly growing the company’s revenue to over $7.5M p.a. Following the acquisition of Kbioscience by LGC in 2011, Steve was appointed Global Director of Operations for LGC Genomics, responsible for over 100 staff in Europe and N. America, successfully elevating the genotyping products and service business. Steve held a crucial leadership role until he left in 2016. In 2017 Steve joined forces with John Holme to create 3CR Bioscience, a new company with a mission to deliver outstanding, customer-focused genotyping products with innovation and affordability at its core.
Dr. John Holme Technical Director
John joined KBioscience shortly after it was founded, in 2003, and became Head of Technical Development, building the company’s genotyping and DNA extraction product portfolio and service delivery until 2011 when it was acquired by LGC. Post-acquisition, John was appointed Head of Technical Group for LGC Genomics, in charge of all Research & Development and Technical Support activities for the company. In this role John continued to build on the high-quality products and services provided to the companies growing customer base. During the 19 years John has worked in commercial R&D, he has co-invented numerous highly successful products including PACE®, ProbeSure, KASP™, KlearKall, KlearGene, KlearAmp and KlearTaq™, creating breakthrough offerings in genotyping and extraction and generating huge revenues for the companies he has worked in. In 2017, he joined forces with Steve Asquith and started 3CR Bioscience. John is dedicated to developing outstanding, innovative genotyping products and providing the very best technical support to customers globally.
Dr. Nisha JainOperations Director
Nisha has been innovating since the start of her career at Geneform Technologies developing Iso-thermal Genotyping Technologies. Nisha joined KBioscience in 2008, as Senior R&D Scientist and key account Technical Support Scientist, developing KASP and Klearkall performance and coinventing two further versions of KASP. Nisha has more than 15 years’ experience working in molecular biology and genotyping technologies, with extensive experience in the areas of R&D, Quality Assurance and Customer Technical Support. She has technically assisted many giants of the industry with their protocol development and troubleshooting and continues to deliver high-quality support and guidance. In 2018, Nisha joined 3CR Bioscience as Operations Director where she continues to develop PACE and ProbeSure for an increasing range of applications, and to grow 3CR Bioscience’s new product pipeline. Nisha is dedicated to developing outstanding, innovative genotyping products and providing the very best technical support to customers globally.
Nazma Saffin General Manager
For 20 years Nazma Saffin has worked and gained extensive expertise within the genotyping sector. Working at Kbioscience and then LGC, she has held operational leadership posts responsible for manufacturing and laboratory services. With experience of ISO 9001 implementation, production scale up and LEAN operations, Nazma has successfully led highly profitable production departments. Joining 3CR Bioscience in 2022, Nazma is committed to delivering operational excellence.
Jon Curtis Non-Executive Chair
After 8 years in The Royal Air Force, Jon moved to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund where he pioneered the use of ultra high-throughput genomic automation, capable of 46,000 PCRs per hour. In the 1990’s Jon joined GlaxoSmithKline, implementing a high-throughput genomics platform into their drug discovery pipeline. Whilst there he also developed acoustic mixing into compound management, becoming the gold standard across pharma. Jon developed the world’s first commercially viable 1536-well PCR plates, automated thermal & laser plate-sealer, plus automated liquid-handling & tip washing tools to reduce waste and costs. In 2002 Jon co-founded KBioscience with Phil Robinson, utilising ultra high-throughput PCR instrumentation & a suite of automation tools to create the company’s SNPline robotic platform, with a capacity of 250,000 PCRs/day. The business was underpinned by their ground-breaking patented genotyping chemistry, KASP™, which has over 10,000 scientific papers to date. In November 2022 Jon joined 3CR Bioscience acting as an advisor bringing his commercial and scientific experience to the company.