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Tecan Collaborates With Element Biosciences To Provide Benchtop NGS

The MagicPrep™ NGS system
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Tecan and Element Biosciences, Inc. are collaborating to offer a true benchtop NGS workflow with MagicPrep™ NGS* and the AVITI™ System. The collaboration will deliver a hands-free NGS solution offering unprecedented performance and flexibility for a benchtop set-up.


MagicPrep NGS draws on Tecan’s experience in robust liquid handling and NGS to deliver plug and play, walkway preparation of NGS libraries. This solution fits perfectly with Element Biosciences’ AVITI benchtop sequencer, and the collaboration will allow direct conversion of libraries on the MagicPrep NGS – without amplification and with no reduction in quality1 – using the Adept™ Library Compatibility Kit v1.1.


Klaus Lun, PhD, Executive Vice President and Head of the Life Sciences Division at Tecan, said: “We are excited to be working with Element Biosciences, using our complementary expertise to bring automated library preparation to even more researchers. This partnership will allow customers from both our companies to take advantage of hands-free library preparation with the MagicPrep NGS system and reap the benefits it offers for low throughput applications.”

Matthew Kellinger, PhD, Vice President of Biochemistry and Co-Founder, Element Biosciences, added: “The Element AVITI System generates high quality data across all sequencing metrics when combined with Tecan’s MagicPrep NGS. This provides a powerful combination of automated convenience with AVITI’s industry-leading performance and operating cost.”


A poster entitled ‘MagicPrep NGS Automated Library Preparation for Sequencing on the Element AVITI System’ will be presented at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) annual meeting February 6-9, 2023. 

1 Matt Kellinger, Ben Krajacich, Vivian Den, Andrew Altomare, Dat Mai, Thomas Sandell, Justin Lin, Ashesh Saraiya. MagicPrep™ NGS Automated Library Preparation for Sequencing on the Element AVITI™ System. Presented at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) annual meeting, February 6-9, 2023.

* For Research Use Only. Not for diagnostic procedures.