NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New England Biolabs and Hamilton Robotics today announced a collaboration to develop automated solutions for NEB's line of reagents for next-generations sequencing sample preparation.

The new solutions will be for the NEBNext reagent line and will include a low-input option for high-throughput Illumina library preparation. They also will enable researchers to completely automate library preparation protocols for Life Technologies' Ion Torrent instruments and the Roche 454 platform.

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