Multiplex 96 genomic samples per run

A NEW barcode library from Fluidigm, said to be compatible with all next-generation sequencers on the market, allows multiplexing of up to 96 different samples in a single sequencing run.

The AccessArray barcode library for the Ion Torrent personal genome machine (PGM) sequencer enables users to improve their sample prep before amplicon sequencing, thanks to its bidirectional tagging approach.

This bidirectionality enables sequences to be read from both ends, and across the full length of the amplicon, with a single sequencing read – and thereby eliminates the need for paired-end read sequencing, the company says.

Access Array prepares amplicons for resequencing without additional library preparation, doing so in hours instead of days, it adds. Sample prep costs under $10 per sample, and researchers can cross-validate sequencing results across different next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms.

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