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Agilent Technologies SureSelectXT HS NGS Library Prep

Agilent Technologies has launched the Agilent SureSelectXT HS, its newest next-generation sequencing library prep product. SureSelectXT HS provides total workflow management for laboratories, from QC to target enrichment, analysis, and interpretation, the company said. It's optimized for labs with a requirement to sequence DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples, which may have degraded over time. SureSelectXT HS also incorporates molecular barcodes, improving overall precision and producing high complexity libraries on a broad range of tissue types and low- and high-quality FFPE samples. SureSelectXT HS libraries require as little as 10 ng of starting DNA, and use molecular barcodes to assist error correction. Additionally, faster and more efficient processing with master-mixed reagents that require less hands-on time, coupled with a 90-minute hybridization enables labs to now move from sample to sequencer in a single day.

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