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One Lambda NXType Kit

One Lambda, a Thermo Fisher Scientific business, has launched the research-use only NXType Kit for human leukocyte antigen typing by next-generation sequencing. The NXType kits feature long-range primers and an improved chemistry on the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, enabling full-range sequencing of HLA Class I & II genes in three days, One Lambda said. The NXType workflow also includes ancillary reagents and TypeStream NGS analysis software.

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