Core Informatics Sanger Sequencing and Microarray Genotyping Apps
Core Informatics has released two applications for its Platform for Science that are designed to help researchers execute microarray genotyping and Sanger sequencing workflows. The company's Sanger sequencing application provides data management tools for small-scale projects in both regulated and non-regulated laboratory environments. It includes capabilities for analyzing long reads as well as for validating next-generation sequencing results. The microarray genotyping application lets users track samples as well as capture and manage data as part of large-scale genotyping projects.
Baylor Genetics PreSeek for Prenatal Multi-Gene Sequencing Screening
Baylor Genetics has launched PreSeek, a clinical non-invasive prenatal multi-gene sequencing screen. The test requires blood and/or saliva samples from each parent, then sequences cell-free fetal DNA for de novo disease-causing variants associated with select single-gene conditions affecting the skeletal, cardiac, and neurological systems. It is complementary to traditional prenatal screening tests, the company said.
Fluidigm C1 Medium-Cell High-Throughput IFC
Fluidigm has released its new high-throughput integrated fluidic circuit (HT IFC) for isolating medium-sized single cells using the firm's C1 system for mRNA sequencing. The device captures up to 800 single cells, between 10 and 17 micrometers, at higher capture efficiency and comes with live, on-IFC imaging for viability and phenotypic analysis. The firm added that the new chip enables scaling of cell atlas and lineage study applications.
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