Two startup companies are entering the DNA sample preparation market, and are working on applications for constructing second-generation sequencing libraries.

Boreal Genomics rolled out its first instrument to early-access customers last year. The system uses the company's Synchronous Coefficient of Drag Alteration, or SCODA, technology for electrophoresis-based nucleic acid purification. This week, the company is presenting a second instrument, Aurora, which includes certain improvements, at the Lab Automation meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.

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