PerkinElmer NEXTflex Unique Dual Index Barcodes
PerkinElmer has added NEXTflex unique dual index barcodes to its NEXTflex family of library prep products. These 192 barcoded adapters provide data security in sequencing applications for use on Illumina platforms. This system is designed to mitigate index hopping and signal spreading, a phenomenon associated with multiplexing. Instruments utilizing a patterned flow cell and exclusion amplification technology experience increased levels of sample misassignment as a result. These adapters address the important issue of sample misidentification, thereby enabling assurance of data integrity, the company said. By allowing researchers to pool multiple libraries in a single flow cell lane, multiplexing with the NEXTflex barcoded adapters also increases processing capacity, while reducing costs.