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Sage Science Sells 10 Pippin Prep Instruments to Broad Institute

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Sage Science said this week that it has placed 10 of its Pippin Prep DNA size-selection instruments at the Broad Institute.

Researchers at the Broad will use the Pippin Prep systems as part of their sample-preparation workflow for next-generation DNA sequencing.

"We believe the Pippin Prep will significantly improve our sample prep processes," said Robert Nicol, director of sequencing operations and technology development at the Broad Institute, in a statement. "The technology enables significant enhancements in sample yield, reproducibility and throughput."

The Pippin Prep automates size-selection of DNA for next-gen sequencing library preparation. The company said that it replaces manual gel purification, "saving significant labor while producing a higher-quality sample."

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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