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Bio-Rad Showcases Compatibility of SEQuoia™ RNA Library Preparation Kits With New Innovative Sequencers

SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit
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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) has developed partnerships with innovative next-generation sequencing (NGS) instrument providers and announces compatibility of the SEQuoia RNA Sequencing Library Preparation portfolio on new state-of-the-art sequencers, including the Singular Genomics G4™ System.

Recent compatibility studies show that the SEQuoia Complete Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit and the SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit offer unbiased transcriptome profiling during RNA sequencing by capturing a broad range of RNA subtypes in a single workflow, whether working with low or high input RNA, when used with the Singular Genomics G4 System and other sequencing systems. The SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit offers the additional benefit of a highly efficient 3-tube, 3-hour workflow for detection of long RNAs when used on the G4 System and other sequencing systems.

“We’re very enthusiastic about the partnership with Bio-Rad. The combination of the G4 Sequencing Platform and SEQuoia RNA library preparation provides end users an unmatched combination of speed, flexibility, and accuracy,” states Jorge Velarde, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Singular Genomics™.

“Expanding access to leading technologies in RNA sequencing requires RNA library preparation chemistries that offer the highest-quality sequencing outcomes. These partnerships will ensure that our customers can use new platforms in a plug-and-play format and readily obtain high-performing data,” said Steven Blakely, Senior Director for the Gene Expression Business, Bio-Rad. “We will continue to seek out other providers of RNA sequencing technologies to investigate further synergies with SEQuoia workflows,” he added.

Bio-Rad will be attending the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) General Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, February 6–9, 2022. Join the Bio-Rad speaker sessions on February 8 and 9 (Presidential Suite 3131) to find out more about the results of the collaboration using the company’s novel RNA-Seq Library Preparation Kits, and view its range of genomics solutions on February 7 during its Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration (Presidential Suite 3131).


Key Bio-Rad events planned for conference attendees:


  • Wednesday, February 8, 8 AM EST: SEQuoia RNA Library Prep Kits on the Singular Genomics G4TM Sequencer Learn how SEQuoia Complete and SEQuoia Express library preparation on the Singular Genomics G4 Sequencer can provide data quality that rivals an industry standard.


  • Wednesday, February 8, 8:15 AM EST: SEQuoia Complete Kit Enables Comprehensive Transcriptome Profiling with FFPE Samples Capture more of the transcriptome from poor-quality FFPE RNA samples using the SEQuoia Complete Kit in a single workflow.


  • Thursday, February 9, 8 AM EST: SEQuoia RNA Library Prep Kits on a New Benchtop Sequencer Unlock rapid and unbiased transcriptome profiling with SEQuoia Complete and SEQuoia Express RNA Library Preparation Kits on the new platform.


  • Thursday, February 9, 8:15 AM EST: Advanced Six-Color Multiplexing on the QX600™ Droplet Digital™ PCR SystemSee how to quantify multiple targets in digital PCR with high accuracy, reproducibility, and sensitivity.