IntegenX Announces Rapid Directional mRNA Library Preparation Kit for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Business Wire PLEASANTON, Calif. -- November 06, 2012 IntegenX Inc. today announced the commercial introduction of the company’s directional messenger RNA (mRNA) kit for automated NGS library preparation on the Apollo 324™ System. Requiring just 500 picograms of mRNA starting material, the new kit speeds RNA-Seq analysis of a broad range of clinical samples including tissue collections, allowing for rapid, systematic, genetic exploration. The new product joins an expanding IntegenX offering of DNA, RNA, and ChIP-Seq kits for preparing sequencing libraries for analysis on popular NGS platforms from Illumina^® (GA, HiSeq™ and MiSeq™), Life Technologies (Ion Proton™ and Ion Torrent PGM™), and Roche (GS Junior™, GS FLX™ and GS FLX+). The company made the announcement at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco, California. The new mRNA kit product announcement follows the recent formation of a Sequencing Business Unit at IntegenX to handle fast-growing demand for the Apollo 324 System and accelerate the company’s responsiveness to the NGS community. “The Business Unit structure enables us to leverage the increasing market acceptance of the Apollo 324 System and our expertise in nucleic acid chemistry automation to continue leading the marketplace,” explained Stevan Jovanovich, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of IntegenX. Regarding the new product introduction, Sequencing Business Unit Vice President Tom Olenic said, “With our expanding range of kits optimized for the Apollo 324 System, we’re proving that researchers and clinicians can take advantage of fast, automated protocols for DNA sequencing, RNA-Seq, and ChIP-Seq applications without the frustration and inefficiencies of programming a robotic system. The Apollo 324 instrument finally makes it practical to prepare samples for studies on biopsy samples in the process of solving biological problems,” added Mr. Olenic. About IntegenX Inc. IntegenX, headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is a leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology, next-gen sequencing library preparation, and DNA/RNA ambient temperature stability and storage products. IntegenX technology platforms are the result of the integration of advanced fluidics, optics, and biochemistry capabilities to produce products for DNA-based human identity testing and forensics, next generation sequencing and biodefense applications. The company’s expertise and extensive intellectual property includes its patented MOVe™ valve technology, patent-pending PrepX™ reagent kits for next generation sequencing library preparation, as well as a portfolio of patented reagents for DNA and RNA preservation including GenTegra^® for stabilization and storage of purified DNA and RNA, and GenPlate^® for storage of blood samples. For more information, please visit www.integenx.com. IntegenX, the IntegenX logo, Apollo 324, PrepX, GenTegra and GenPlate are trademarks of IntegenX Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contact: IntegenX Inc. Howard D. Goldstein, 925-701-3481 howardg@integenX.com
IntegenX Announces Rapid Directional mRNA Library Preparation Kit for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.