Boreal Genomics now has reusable cartridges for its Aurora Nucleic Acid Extraction System. The cartridges are provided with gel casting accessories and can be refilled many times in order to reduce per-sample purification costs.
Roche has launched a new software package and protocols for paired-end sequencing for its GS Junior system (see story, same issue). The software package, v2.7, includes improvements to the GS De Novo Assembler, GS Reference Mapper, and GS Amplicon Variant Analyzer Software. The protocols for paired-end sequencing use the GS FLX Titanium Rapid Library Preparation Kits.
The company is also planning to offer longer read lengths and an automated library prep and emulsion PCR workflow for the Junior later this year or early next year.