NuGen has released its Encore NGS Library/Multiplex Systems, a library construction kit, and the Ovation 3'-DGE System, a gene-expression profiling system.
The Encore NGS Library and Multiplex Systems allow automatable library construction in three hours with two purification steps and no gel purification requirements, the company said. The system also enables indexing for multiplex sequencing of up to eight samples. The kit is compatible with applications such as genomic DNA sequencing, RNA-seq, amplicon sequencing, ChIP-seq or digital gene expression.
The Ovation 3'-DGE System allows for the completion of sample to library in nine hours when used in conjunction with the Encore NGS Library/Multiplex Systems, an input of total RNA as low as 10 nanograms, and compatibility with all leading next-generation sequencing platforms.
Microbial genomics company OpGen has launched its Argus Optical Mapping System for microbial whole genome analysis. The system uses software to view and compare bacterial genomes. It generates ordered, whole-genome restriction maps from single DNA molecules that can be used in strain typing, comparative genomics, and whole-genome sequence assembly.
The company has delivered seven systems to customers including the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Medical Research Center, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and In-Q-Tel, a technology company that supports the Central Intelligence Agency.