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RiboCop rRNA Depletion Kit

Lexogen has launched RiboCop rRNA Depletion Kit. The kit enables the efficient removal of cytoplasmic 28S, 18S, 5.8S, 45S, 5S, as well as mitochondrial mt16S ribosomal RNA sequences in human samples for next-generation sequencing library preparation. The RiboCop protocol takes two hours to complete, according to the company's website. No enzymatic reactions or mechanical shearing are involved, leaving full-length transcripts intact for downstream processing. In addition, magnetic beads are used for depletion and purification steps which renders the protocol automation-friendly.