Fluidigm Introduces Automated Advanta Solid Tumor NGS Library Prep Assay Using Microfluidics Technology
Developed for research use with the Juno™ system, the Advanta Solid Tumor NGS Library Prep Assay automates the target enrichment of SNVs, indels and CNVs for subsequent analysis on Illumina® NGS platforms. Delivering significant savings in cost per sample, the automated workflow shortens hands-on time by approximately 50% and conserves precious reagents by reducing reactions to nanoliter scale.
The assay comes with a new
"The Advanta Solid Tumor NGS Library Prep Assay has enabled us to sequence a wider range of high-value somatic mutations for many different cancer types," said Alexandra Lespagnol, PhD, from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes,
“We are excited to introduce our first NGS library prep assay for somatic variant detection, expanding our growing menu of high-value cancer assays,” said Chris Linthwaite, President and CEO of Fluidigm. "This advance represents another important milestone in our microfluidics business. Empowering our customers to identify a wider range of meaningful biomarkers with microfluidics technology is central to our mission to deliver new health insights.”
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