Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are emerging as a powerful means for providing gigabases of genetic information. Increased throughput and reduced sequencing costs have revolutionized genomics research. As traditional sequencing bottlenecks are eliminated, new demands are placed on sample preparation. However, the labour-intensive and error-prone steps needed for this task make it difficult to produce large numbers of libraries.
Aurora recognizes that automating this manual process maximizes the benefits offered by NGS, and thus have developed the VERSA Next Generation Library Prep (NGLP) workstation. This system provides walk-away library preparation for NGS technologies while automating nucleic acid extraction, reverse transcription and PCR setup. The VERSA NGLP is an open system compatible with third party reagent kits.
Library preparation for NGS technologies is just one of many solutions offered by Aurora. Numerous applications have been automated, and each VERSA workstation remains customizable to accommodate unique needs. Aurora provides complete lab automation solutions supporting life science, chemical analysis and drug discovery research by supplying application support, reagents and instruments which offer higher throughput while improving quality, accuracy, and precision.