Thermo Fisher has launched the Ion AmpliSeq Transcriptome Solution for the Ion Proton. The kit targets known RefSeq genes, enables an input RNA of 10 ng and is compatible with formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue, according to the company. The Ion Torrent Suite software is used to generate differential expression profiles for an initial primary analysis, after which users can export data into their existing downstream software application. The company recommends running eight samples per PI chip.
Maverix Biomics has launched its latest release to the Maverix Analytic Platform, which includes mRNA-seq 2.4, Small RNA-seq 1.7 and Exosome RNA-seq 1.7 The new versions will automatically be loaded into current customers' accounts, but previous versions will also remain available.
Multiplicom has launched MID for the Ion PGM system. The kit contains eight specific MID primer mixes, including reagents for universal PCR and reagents for GeneScan labeling. The kit is designed to be used in combination with Mulitplicom's MASTR assays. It is currently available for research use only.