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SPT Labtech Announces Co-Marketing Initiative With Thermo Fisher Scientific

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

By placing Thermo Fishers NGS library preparation kits with SPT Labtech mosquito HV genomics and SPT Labtech dragonfly discovery systems, reagent volume specifications are reduced, lowering costs and increasing the number of replicates for the preparation of the library.

FREMONT, CA: The expense of preparing the library is one of the greatest barriers to extensive Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) studies, slowing down the rate of discoveries from infectious disease detection, cancer testing, and beyond. At the Festival of Genomics, SPT Labtech announced an initiative with Thermo Fisher Scientific to co-market solutions that will allow the identification of variants at a fraction of the cost.

Sensitive variant detection can now be done at one-tenth of the library prep expense by miniaturization with SPT Labtech mosquito HV genomics and SPT Labtech dragonfly discovery systems. By placing Thermo Fishers NGS library preparation kits with SPT Labtech mosquito HV genomics and SPT Labtech dragonfly discovery systems, reagent volume specifications are reduced, lowering costs and increasing the number of replicates for the preparation of the library.

“Driving down the cost of NGS library construction without sacrificing the quality of results represents a big step toward democratizing science,” said Joby Jenkins, Director of Product Strategy, SPT Labtech. NGS technology evolves quickly, and it can be time-consuming for individual labs to automate the newest library prep kits. Our goal is to automate and miniaturize processes for NGS so scientists can expand the scope of their research programs and, ultimately, generate insights into human health.”

The project would initially support Invitrogen Collibri DNA Library Prep Kits for Illumina Systems and Collibri Library Quantification Kits for use in infectious disease tests, including SARS-CoV-2 testing, copy number variance in cancer research, and other variant detection applications.

The Collibri DNA Library Prep Kits for Illumina Systems allow the sensitive and reproducible identification of variants from small quantities of challenging samples. Mosquito HV genomics and dragonfly discovery systems would allow for more streamlined sample processing at a lower cost for disease research applications.

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