New version of Ashkenazi Jewish diseases microchip

An updated version of the APEX chip includes mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, and LCA5 genes common in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. The test now detects up to 112 variants in 27 genes providing better screening and diagnostics for people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

DNA Analysis in Russian language

For those of you who are fluent in Russian we have a pleasant news about our animation – it is now also available in Russian. Please visit in order to take a look at the whole process with text in Russian language.

However it must be emphasised that APEX is only one of the technologies we use in screening patient DNAs. Amongst APEX we have also NextGen and Sanger sequencing that can be very well combined.


Ordering information


Go to Online ordering


1. Download the sample submission form (see right-side panel)

2. Fill in the form

3. Enclose the form in the package


Send samples to the following address:

Asper Biotech
Vaksali 17a
Tartu 50410

Scientific projects

Scientific projects

Genetic testing laborWe are an appreciated scientific partner in national and international research projects due to our innovation-driven approach and long lasting relationships. The company has been a partner in more than 30 FP6 and FP7 project proposals with 15 having been successfully financed thus far. Membership in FP projects among various international SMEs and Universities has been a great chance to maintain good relationships and find new collaborators all over the world.

FP6 and FP7 projects are run through different consortiums in cooperation with a number of universities, institutes, and SMEs. Asper has communications in Europe, as well as in the USA and Russia. Among our consortium partners are well-known universities and research centers such as Columbia University in the US, the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the European Genetic Foundation, Pomeranian Medical University and the International Hereditary Cancer Center in Poland, German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, University College London, Kings College London, etc.

There is a list of FP6 and FP7 projects with our scientists’ contribution:

FP6 projects: SNP2Chip, ArraySBS, HotSolutes, Mutp53, MedGenet, AO-DNA, Health-e-Child, MolDiagPaca.

FP7 projects: PREDICTION-ADR, CTCTrap, TechGene, Aaveye, GP-TCM, Colorectal cancer testing portfolio.