Fluidigm Releases new Access Array™ System Amplicon Tagging Protocol
Product News May 14, 2010
Fluidigm Corporation has announced the release of a new protocol for the Access Array™ System that enables sequencing of amplicon libraries using GS FLX Titanium Series reagents on the 454 GS FLX sequencing system.
The Access Array integrated fluidic circuit (IFC) automatically generates emPCR-ready libraries by simultaneously combining 48 samples and 48 primer sets to produce 48 uniquely-barcoded samples per chip for approximately 7 Euro per sample.
Fluidigm's Access Array IFC, when used with a 454 Titanium sequencer, can capture up to 24 kb of sequence data per sample, or 1.15 MB per IFC.
"The Access Array System has already been adopted by users around the world for projects focused on research of cancer, miRNA, and population genetics that require inexpensive sequencing of targeted enrichment regions for hundreds or thousands of samples," noted Mike Lee, Fluidigm's Senior Director of Marketing.
"The addition of the GS FLX Titanium Series reagents with longer reads continues to expand the amount of sequence that can be captured using our Access Array System. The protocol will benefit our mutual customers by producing more sequence data in the researcher's regions of interest," he added.
The 48.48 Access Array IFC is the first chip that features the ability to recover reaction products automatically. Once sample processing has been completed, the IFC automatically returns the samples to inlets from which it can be easily extracted and readied for sequencing.