IntegenX last week launched its Apollo 324 System, a benchtop robotic workstation that automates the construction of DNA fragment libraries for next-generation sequencing.
The Apollo 324 has an 8-tip pipette head with adjustable magnets and two Peltier heating/cooling units for PCR-type plates, and uses the proprietary BeadX In-Tip magnetic bead capture system to isolate and purify nucleic acids and automate end repair, A-tail addition, adapter ligation, and size selection. It can process from one to eight samples simultaneously, and can prepare eight libraries with amplification-ready products in less than four hours; or up to 24 libraries per day. Customized reagent kits optimize the performance of the system and are priced to significantly reduce the cost per reaction while ensuring accurate and consistent results, IntegenX said.
PrepX reagent kits are currently available for the Illumina Genome Analyzer and HiSeq 2000 next-generation sequencing systems.