Next Generation Sequencing Automation Solutions
In recent years, next generation sequencing has become a powerful, frequently used tool for studying human diseases and their responses to drug therapies. The emergence of pharmacogenomics, metagenomics and personalized medicine will only increase demand for use of this technology. In the NGS workflow, library preparation is a tedious process, and often the bottleneck for NGS sequencing facilities. Automation offers labs higher sample throughput, less hands-on time, greater reproducibility, and improved process control. To address this need, a number of the NEXTflex Library Prep Kits have been automated on several major liquid handling platforms. Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex automation protocols provide optimized workflows that require minimal user intervention for producing up to 96 libraries at a time. Automation protocols are available for the PerkinElmer® Scilcone® workstation, the PerkinElmer® Zephyr® G3 NGS workstation and the Tecan® Freedom EVO® Workstation.