DEPArray OncoSeek Panel And DEPArray LibPrep Kit
Menarini-Silicon Biosystems and Swift Biosciences have collaborated to develop and launch the DEPArray OncoSeek Panel and the DEPArray LibPrep Kit. Both products were developed to prepare and analyze tumor cells derived from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples. The LibPrep kit will allow researchers to build complex NGS libraries from a few hundred FFPE cells that contain low amounts of damaged and fragmented DNA, the company said. The OncoSeek panel will allow simultaneous analysis of sequence variants and copy number alterations focused on cancer-associated genes, and employs a streamlined single tube 2-hour reaction, generating reliable ready-to-sequence Illumina-compatible libraries, the company said.