BGI has launched an Ion Proton RNA-seq service. Each sequencing run takes four hours, and the results show a high correlation with qPCR and HiSeq platforms. According to the institute, the service can be applied to drug response studies, biomarker detection, agronomic trait research, basic medical research, and drug R&D.
Lexogen has upgraded its SENSE strand-specific mRNA-Seq library prep kit. The kit now includes Magnosphere MS150/OligodT beads from JSR Life Sciences. The poly(A) selection step has become faster and more efficient, reducing the number of PCR cycles needed for library amplification. In addition, the kit contains extra PCR reagents for an additional qPCR to determine the optimal number of PCR cycles.