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Reference standards for confident assay validation

Consistency from assay development to routine monitoring

Analysis technique

Controls for sequencing and amplification-based technologies

  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Large panel NGS 
  • Sanger and qPCR


Controls to closely mimic patient samples

  • A range of formats to suit any workflow
  • Includes cell-free DNA, gDNA, FFPE and more

Sample type

Reference materials in cell-free DNA, gDNA and FFPE

  • Liquid biopsy
  • Solid tissue analysis

Customer testimonials

The collaboration between Biocartis and Horizon has contributed greatly to the successful market launch of the Idylla™ MSI Assay in July 2018

I have been working with Horizon's scientists for more than five years, and am continually impressed by their understanding of diagnostic requirements.

Need help choosing the right reference standard for your application?

These resources give an overview of our reference standards and where to use them in diagnostic workflows.

Custom-designed reference standards

Bring consistency to your specific workflow

  • Well-characterized, commutable reference standards
  • More than 1,000 designed and in use today