New RNA-Seq Product Announcements

NuGEN Announces New Mondrian™ SP+ Workstation with Expanded Automation Capabilities and Enabling Reagent Systems

SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a market leader in the development of RNA and DNA sample preparation solutions for genomic analysis, today announced the launch of the Mondrian SP+ System. The new Mondrian SP+ Workstation extends the functionality of the previously popular Mondrian SP Workstation through the incorporation of Peltier heating and cooling into the digital microfluidic platform. This enables seamless integration of library enrichment in fully automated workflows. The expanded menu of protocols will include ultralow input DNA and RNA-seq library preparation in addition to fully integrated RNA-seq library preparation incorporating strand selection. To fully enable the new system, NuGEN has introduced a range of optimized reagent kits for the methods as well as a convenient upgrade option for current Mondrian SP Workstation users. (read more…)

View Press ReleaseAgilent Technologies Introduces SureSelect Strand-Specific RNA Library Preparation Kit

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the SureSelect Strand-Specific RNA Library Preparation Kit for whole transcriptome and targeted RNA sequencing.

The new kit enables researchers to prepare high-quality, strand-specific libraries for next-generation sequencing. The ability to gain valuable strand-specific information from RNA-sequencing experiments allows researchers to more easily discern overlapping transcripts and investigate antisense expression for greater understanding of gene regulation.

The kit has been optimized to provide outstanding sequencing performance and uniform coverage of the entire transcript. This is achieved through greater library complexity and less 5’/3’ bias, even with small amounts of starting material (as low as 50 ng). The kit has also been designed to be as complete as possible, including master-mixed reagents and a streamlined workflow for less hands-on time and faster results. (read more…)

Life Technologies Releases New Ion Torrent™ RNA-Seq Products

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced a dozen innovative new products for the Ion Torrent™ platform that will make sequencing faster, simpler and more accessible for scientists, driving discovery and advancing clinical research around the world.

  • Ion AmpliSeq™ RNA Library Kit requires as little as 500 pg of unfixed RNA and 5 ng of FFPE RNA and is compatible with Ion Express™ Barcode Modules for multiplexing multiple samples on a single Ion semiconductor sequencing chip.
  • Ion Total RNA-Seq Kit for AB Library Builder™ System enables the analysis of either whole transcriptome or small RNA expression with a single reagent kit. The kit requires as little as 500 ng of total RNA, or as little as 50 ng of enriched small RNA. (read more…)