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Twist Bioscience Adds Sample Prep Tech to Miroculus Automation Platform

NEW YORK – Synthetic biology company Twist Bioscience said on Tuesday that it has inked a deal to bring its target enrichment and sample library preparation kits to genomics firm Miroculus' automation platform.

San Francisco-based Miroculus debuted the Miró Canvas system last April, describing it as a fully automated, "sample in, library out" microfluidics platform that has the potential to drastically simplify and reduce the cost of library preparation for next-generation sequencing. The platform leverages a core technology called Aeros that marries microfluidics with electromechanical force to manipulate fluids across a patterned electrode surface to perform a wide range of NGS library preparation processes.

At the time, the company also said it was developing a number of other library prep workflows for the platform, including for RNA sequencing and targeted sequencing, and planned to support customers who want to develop their own workflows.

"By bringing Twist's high-quality library preparation and target enrichment workflows to the Miró Canvas system, we believe we can continue to streamline the experimental process and ultimately provide more efficient solutions for a wide range of clinical applications with maximum flexibility and reproducibility," Miroculus Cofounder and CEO Alejandro Tocigl said in a statement.