Medical Genomic Research Services

MGRD welcomes all interested members from MNG-HA or KSAU-HS (scientists, students and staff). MGRD provides a conducive research environment with modern technology to facilitate and accelerate conducting research.


Sequencing services:
  • Next Generation Sequencing
    • Targeted Sequencing
    • Exome Sequencing
    • Transcriptome Sequencing
    • Microbial Sequencing
    • Chip-Seq
  • Capillary Sequencing (Sanger)
The Ion Chef™ System features:
  • Automated template preparation and chip loading
  • Cartridge-based reagent system
  • Sample- and reagent-tracking capability
  • Intuitive user interface
  • On-board diagnostics
Ion Torrent Personal Genomic Machine (PGM):

The new Personal Genome Machine (PGM™) System combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry to directly translate chemical information into digital data, democratizing sequencing and making it accessible to virtually any lab or clinic. The system leverages the exponential improvements in the semiconductor industry (known as Moore’s Law) to provide scalability and flexibility for various applications. The system’s use of the simplest, natural sequencing chemistry eliminates the need for expensive optics and reduces complex chemistries to measure natural DNA extension. Direct, real time sequencing detection provides sequencing results typically in less than 3 hours.
Ion proton:
The Ion Proton™ System is the first benchtop sequencing system capable of human-scale genome, exome, or transcriptome sequencing in a few hours—with DNA-to-variants called in a single day.
The system combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry to directly translate chemical information into digital data.

It is a:

  1. Very fast high-throughput next-generation sequencing workflow.
  2. Highest number of complete sequencing runs per week.
  3. Simple semiconductor sequencing workflows.
  4. Scalable, high throughput sequencing capabilities.
  5. Range of fast and simple library solutions and kits.
3730xl service: DNA/cDNA
The 96-capillary 3730xl DNA Analyzer is the Gold Standard for high throughput genetic analysis. The DNA Analyzer is used for DNA fragment analysis applications such as microsatellites, AFLP, SNP analysis, mutation detection and traditional DNA sequencing. Get the highest quality data at a low cost per sample.
Affymetrix Microarray:
  • 7 samples/ week


  • CytoScan HD Array (DNA)
  • Human Gene (RNA)
  • Human Exone 2.0 Array (RNA )
  • 3′ IVT Expression Array (RNA )
  • miRNA
Gene Titan:
  • 96 samples/ week


  • CytoScan HD Array (DNA)
  • Human Exone 2.0 Array (RNA )
  • 3′ IVT Expression Array (RNA )
  • miRNA
  • Human Gene (RNA)
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer Service:

30-40 minutes automated.

Used in:

  • DNA, RNA and Protein Sizing
  • Quantification
  • Quality control of DNA, RNA on a single platform
qPCR service:
  • qPCR (Taqman)
  • qPCR (syberGreen)

System used:

The 7500 Real-Time PCR:
The 7500 Real-Time PCR System is a powerful platform for labs requiring superior performance and maximum dye versatility. This system is a sophisticated platform for users who require extended capabilities and maximum versatility. The 3rd generation platform features an innovative optical system that enhances sensitivity and lets you access a broader range of fluorophores. The variable excitation capability allows greater sensitivity for longer wavelength (red) dyes.
The 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System:

The 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System is a real-time quantitative PCR system that fully automated robotic loading-and now also offers optional fast real-time PCR capability.

  • Fast PCR option reduces run time to about 35 minutes in a standard 96-well format, or about 55 minutes in a 384-well plate.
    • Continuous wavelength detection from 500-660 nm allows the use of multiple fluorophores in a single reaction.
    • Measure gene expression levels, detect and quantitate pathogens, perform allelic discrimination (SNP genotyping) assays as well as score the presence of gene sequences.
Cell culture services:
  • Gene expression analysis using qPCR.
  • Protein expression analysis (Western blotting platform)
  • Protein quantification using ELISA.
  • Immuno- and gene therapy strategies targeting key proteins.
  • PBMC isolation and circulating cell purification.
  • Odyssey CLx Western Blot Detection System

Telephone: + 966 – 11 – 4294531 | Ext: 94531-94532 | Mail Code: 1515