10x Genomics Chromium Single-Cell Gene Expression Low Throughput Kit
10x Genomics has launched a new kit for low-throughput single-cell gene expression analysis on its Chromium platform.
The kit profiles gene expression for 100 to 1,000 single cells, lowering startup costs for experiments and enabling optimization of experimental conditions and sample prep for single-cell experiments. It works with demonstrated protocols for diverse sample types, including cell lines, primary cells, and dissociated tissue.
Thermo Fisher Scientific KingFisher Apex Purification System
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex Purification System, a high-throughput sample purification instrument for automated extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells from various sample types. The instrument is easy to use, saves time, and returns consistent results, the company said.
The KingFisher Apex enables nucleic acid, protein, and cell isolation while allowing users to customize protocols directly from the instrument to provide flexible, reproducible, and fast sample preparation without additional expense or complexity. It automates much of the work associated with the preparation of high-quality nucleic acids and proteins, can process 24 to 96 samples in 25 to 65 minutes, and elutes in volumes as low as 10 µL.
The system can be used in combination with any of the Applied Biosciences MagMAX Isolation kits, as well as with Invitrogen Dynabeads Magnetic Separation products, Thermo Fisher said. Additional features include heating and cooling controls to maintain sample integrity, dual UV lights to safeguard against contamination, cloud-enabled access to up-to-date validated protocols, dual magnets to support small and large volume ranges, and the ability to elute in storage tubes to revisit samples later. It also has a touchscreen to allow users to write, edit, and run protocols directly on the instrument.
MatMaCorp MY Real-Time Analyzer
Lincoln, Nebraska-based Materials and Machines Corporation, also known as MatMaCorp, has launched a rapid handheld molecular testing instrument called MY Real-Time Analyzer, or MYRTA, that performs PCR amplification or isothermal amplification and simultaneous real-time fluorescence detection. The device weighs less than one pound, can be held in one hand during operation, and can detect DNA or RNA targets within one hour, according to MatMaCorp. MYRTA can also process one sample with up to three different tests, and provides near quantitative information, including a Ct value.
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