US-based Illumina has introduced a new NeoPrep Library Prep System, which is claimed to simplify the library preparation and offer quality sequencing-ready libraries for next-generation sequencing (NGS).
The NeoPrep System has been developed for use with the Illumina portfolio of library preparation kits, supporting the commonly used NGS applications on all Illumina sequencing systems.
The new system comprises NeoPrep desktop instrument, disposable library cards and reagents, and provides an efficient and complete workflow, together with Illumina sequencers and the BaseSpace computing environment.
Illumina life science business general manager and senior vice-president Kirk Malloy said: "Illumina is enabling the broadest-possible adoption of NGS across research, clinical, and applied markets.
"It makes NGS accessible to any lab by radically simplifying the library preparation process, creating a seamless workflow of Illumina solutions for library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis."
According to the company, the system is the first commercially available product, which performs library preparation, quantification and normalization in a single and self-contained instrument.
The system provides quality DNA and RNA libraries from starting amounts four to ten times lower than those required for equivalent manual assays, by precisely manipulating droplets within the tightly controlled library card environment.
Users can prepare up to 160 libraries per week, by creating 16 libraries per run, noted Illumina.
From the next month, the company plans to start the marketing of NeoPrep System and NeoPrep versions of the TruSeq Nano DNA Kit and TruSeq Stranded mRNA Kit.
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