Hologic Panther Trax for High-Volume Molecular Testing
Hologic has launched Panther Trax, the latest addition to its Panther Scalable Solutions portfolio, in several countries and regions. Panther Trax enables lab automation by physically linking multiple Panther instruments into a single workcell. It enables high-volume molecular testing and an increase of testing volumes without increasing staff. With it, labs can customize configurations to meet space constraints and minimize facility costs, the firm said. Panther Trax is now listed as a Class I medical device with the US Food and Drug Administration; CE-marked for diagnostic use in Europe; and will be commercially available in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Twist Bioscience 96-Plex Library Prep Kit
Twist Bioscience has launched its 96-Plex Library Prep Kit for next-generation sequencing. The kit, an update of the Riptide kit from iGenomX — acquired by Twist in June — enables low-pass, high-throughput NGS for genotyping and other applications. It limits the reagent volume required for later reactions and reduces hands-on processing time. Up to 960 samples can be multiplexed up front.
AusDiagnostics Puryx Access
AusDiagnostics has launched Puryx Access for high-throughput nucleic acid extraction. Puryx Access was developed as a convenient, faster option for customers who need to purify nucleic acids from 96 samples simultaneously with minimal setup time and less training, the firm said. It can be automated on the company's new MT-Prep Access instruments, which can process 96 samples in 30 minutes.
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