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Kapa Biosystems to Supply Reagents for 10X GemCode Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Kapa Biosystems will supply DNA library prep reagents for 10X Genomics' GemCode platform, the companies said today.

GemCode is a molecular barcoding and analysis platform that consists of instrumentation, reagents, and software to generate a data type called Linked-Reads, which deliver long-range information, including haplotype phasing, structural variation, and other critical genomic information from as little as 1 nanogram of DNA.

Kapa uses a proprietary directed evolution technology platform to engineer enzymes for the specific performance and functional requirements of next-generation sequencing sample prep. The GemCode Platform incorporates both the KAPA Hyper Prep Kit and KAPA HiFi DNA Polymerase in the library construction process to enable high-efficiency adapter ligation and low-bias library amplification, the companies said.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

10X Genomics previewed GemCode at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in late April, and began shipping the platform earlier this month.