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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More

Oxford Nanopore Midnight Kit for SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has launched the Midnight Kit for low-, medium-, and high-throughput sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 on its sequencing devices. It uses the Oxford Nanopore Rapid Barcoding Kits and enables automation. According to the company, the ARTIC-based Midnight protocol provides greater simplicity and scalability compared to the native barcoding-based ARTIC method for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing, at a lower price per sample.

Beckman Coulter Emnetik System

Beckman Coulter has launched the Emnetik System to semi-automate plasmid prep and PCR cleanup. The Emnetik 24 and accompanying Emnetik PCR Cleanup Kit and Emnetik Plasmid Purification Kit use magnetic bead-based technology and electromagnets to clean nucleic acids in a stationary device. The workflow can be run on as many as 24 samples at a time and reduces touchpoints, potential for error, and processing time.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Vanquish Neo UHPLC System and PepMap Neo Columns

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released the Thermo Scientific Vanquish Neo UHPLC System and Thermo Scientific PepMap Neo Columns to help users overcome limitations of existing low-flow liquid chromatography instruments, and to give principal investigators, laboratories, and proteomics researchers in academia, biopharma, and contract research organizations the benefit of an all-in-one nano-, capillary- and micro-flow system.

The new system and columns deliver application flexibility and robust analytical performance at flow rates from 1 nL/min to 100 µL/min up to 1,500 bar, the company said.

Users of the products benefit from excellent separation performance, column-to-column reproducibility, and simple operation; seamless integration with the portfolio of Thermo Scientific mass spectrometers; enhanced quantitation through high-injection volume linearity, precision, and accuracy; negligible system carryover with automated wash routines; and system monitoring and control with automated procedures and guided maintenance routines through the Thermo Scientific Vanquish User Interface.

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