Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Illumina launches Nextera DNA Sample Prep Kit

Illumina today announced the availability of the Nextera™ DNA Sample Prep Kit. The new kit offers several advantages over the current Epicentre Nextera kits:
  • Fastest time to results: Go from DNA to data in less than 8 hours with Illumina’s MiSeq™ system.
  • Highest throughput: Index up to 96 samples and use master-mixed reagents to manually process > 500 samples per week.
  • Optimized PCR: Improved formulations with fewer cycles deliver reduced GC bias and lower error rates; PCR reagents are now bundled into reagent kits.
  • Improved insert size distribution: Support long paired-end 2x150 reads on MiSeq.
  • Increased process efficiency: Automation-friendly plate-based protocol.
Epicentre's Ilumina-compatible Nextera kits will be discontinued effective December 31, 2011.

Update: The Nextera DNA Sample Prep Kits (Roche 454-Compatible) will continue to be available for sale through Epicentre Customer Service until May 31, 2012, with delivery of final shipments required by June 30, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this transition period will allow you to complete any ongoing projects.

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