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.