Qiagen has launched QIAxpert for quantification and quality control of DNA and RNA samples for next-generation sequencing. QIAxpert is a UV/VIS spectrophotometer that enables laboratories to effortlessly assess the quality and quantity of nucleic acids in up to 16 samples within just two minutes, according to the company.
Qiagen has also launched the CLC Cancer Research Workbench, a bioinformatics solution for interpretation of next-gen sequencing data for cancer research.
Lexogen has launched QuantSeq 3' mRNA-seq Library Prep, which generates Illumina-compatible libraries of the sequences close to the 3' end of polyadenylated RNA. The kit produces one fragment per transcript in order to give accurate gene expression values.
It has also launched the AutoSense mRNA-seq Library Prep kit, an automated version of its SENSE mRNA-seq kit. It is also compatible with Illumina sequencing as well as automation on PerkinElmer's Sciclone and Zephyr systems.