This article was originally published on May 25.
Fluidigm said today that the Broad Institute has purchased an Access Array system to automate sample prep for targeted resequencing.
Access Array enhances the capabilities of next-generation sequencing platforms by allowing the preparation of several sample libraries in parallel, Fluidigm said. The multiplexed system enables parallel amplification of 48 samples — the equivalent of 48 sequencing libraries — in a few hours, according to the company.
The system is used for target enrichment, sample barcoding for multiplexed sequencing, and sequencing library preparation using amplicon tagging; and can be used with any PCR-based sample preparation method with reagents and primers of the customer’s choosing, the company said.
Access Array includes the company's specific single-use microfluidic Integrated Fluidic Circuits, two IFC Controllers, and a standalone thermal cycler.
Financial details were not disclosed.