OmniTier CompStor Assembly
OmniTier has introduced CompStor Assembly for de novo DNA assembly and reference alignment. Designed for short-read next-generation sequencing data, CompStor Assembly reduces assembly times and improves assembly quality on low-cost hardware compared to currently available assemblers, the company said. Using CompStor Assembly and eight CompStor Assembly server nodes, de novo assembly of a human genome can be achieved in about eight minutes. This performance equals the assembly time previously achieved with the NERSC's Cray XC30 advanced supercomputer, using 15,360 processor cores and DRAM-based algorithm implementations, OmniTier noted. By contrast, CompStor Assembly nodes are standard servers based on low-cost x86 Intel processors and tiered DRAM and NVMe SSDs.
Synthego CRISPRevolution Gene Knockout Kit
Synthego has launched its new CRISPRevolution Gene Knockout Kit (GKO) for all CRISPR researchers, including those developing emerging therapeutic modalities with increasing genome engineering demands such as CAR-T immunotherapy and treatment of monogenic diseases. The CRISPRevolution GKO includes four top-scoring guides from Synthego's CRISPR Design Tool, provided as high efficiency chemically modified synthetic sgRNAs, SpCas9 protein, and control reagents to optimize transfection protocols. This kit has an easy-to-use experimental workflow, and comes with a money-back guarantee on 50 percent or better editing in any human cell type for research use.
Trovagene NextCollect Kit
Trovagene has announced that its NextCollect urine collection and DNA preservation kit is now available, for research use only, to clinical research laboratories and pharmaceutical customers. The kit is a high-volume urine specimen collection and stabilization tool, and is available for both existing contracted clients and to new customers through an online web portal, the company said. Additionally, Trovagene said that it plans to make DNA Isolation Buffer Kits that complement NextCollect available in early 2018, using methods developed as part of the firm's Trovera ctDNA tests.
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