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New Products: Life Tech's AmpliSeq Exome; Swift Biosciences' Accel-NGS; Genome-euro


Life Technologies' Ion Torrent has launched AmpliSeq Exome kit. The kit uses 300,000 amplicons and can complete an exome capture in six hours with one hour of hands-on time and requires sample input of 50 nanograms, according to the company (see story, this issue).

Swift Biosciences is offering an early access program for its Accel-NGS Library Kit for Illumina's sequencing systems. According to the company, the kit enables PCR-free libraries with 250 nanograms of input DNA and is compatible with formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and damaged samples. Turnaround time is around 90 minutes.

The University of California, Santa Cruz Genome Browser has launched Genome-euro, a mirror site of the UCSC Genome Browser that is intended to serve users in Europe. The server is located in Universität Bielefeld Center for Biotechnology in Bielefeld, Germany, and is administered by UCSC. All functionality will be the same as on the US server.