New England Biolabs has launched NEBNext Ultra DNA and RNA kits, which produce libraries from five nanograms to 1 microgram of input DNA or as little as 10 nanograms of input RNA. The kits contain novel ligation reagents and an optimized polymerase to provide high-fidelity amplification and minimize GC bias, according to the company. The Ultra DNA protocol requires 15 minutes of hands-on time and can be completed in 2.5 hours, while the RNA workflow is completed in four to five hours with 30 minutes of hands-on time.
Genes and Genomics is now offering data analysis services for next-generation sequencing. The company provides analysis services for whole-genome, exome, transcriptome, and metagenomic sequencing, as well as de novo assembly.
Lexogen has launched its Sense mRNA-seq library prep kits, a strand-specific protocol to generate libraries for transcriptome sequencing. The protocol takes four hours and includes an integrated poly-A selection. The kit is compatible with sequencing on Illumina platforms.