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Product Watch: LGC, U of Southampton KASP Genotyping Assay


LGC, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, has developed a panel of 24 scientifically-validated KASP genotyping assays that enables identification of human samples based on a genotyping profile, the partners said this week.

The exome sample tracking panel allows sample identification in any research laboratory with basic PCR capacity and is a powerful tool for protecting sample provenance and ensuring integrity of data, the partners said.

Original samples are genotyped using KASP chemistry, resulting in a genotype profile that acts as an internal barcode for each sample. At the end of the project workflow, using next-generation sequencing data, samples can be referenced to their original profile to verify sample integrity.

"The product allows easy and robust identification of human samples at any stage in a genomics workflow and offers our customers a convenient method to prevent sample switches based on our robust and universally applicable KASP genotyping chemistry," Joris Parmentier, product manager for KASP assays and reagents at LGC, said in a statement.

The exome sample tracking panel has been validated on various populations, the company said.