PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — IntegenX, Inc.
(IXI) today at the 60th Annual American Society of Human Genetics
Meeting announced the launch of their Apollo 324™ System, a
benchtop robotic workstation that automates the construction of DNA
fragment libraries for next-generation sequencing. The system can
prepare eight libraries in approximately 3.5 hours, with the
products ready for amplification. PrepX™ reagent kits are
currently available for the Illumina® Genome Analyzer and
HiSeq™ 2000 NGS systems.
The Apollo 324 has an 8-tip pipette head with adjustable magnets
and two Peltier heating/cooling units for PCR type plates. It can
process from one to eight samples simultaneously, and offers
preparation of up to 24 libraries in one day. Customized reagent
kits optimize the performance of the system and are priced to
significantly reduce the cost per reaction while ensuring accurate
and consistent results. The flexibility of the Apollo 324 allows
users to add their own adapters.
The system uses the proprietary BeadX™ In-Tip magnetic
bead capture system to execute high-performance isolation and
purification of nucleic acids and to automate end-repair, A-tail
addition, adapter ligation and size selection.
The Apollo 324 employs a simplified reagent setup and an
easy-to-use touchscreen interface, so laboratories with increased
workloads and limited staff resources can easily avoid library
errors while achieving increased throughput.
“By automating library construction processes, the Apollo 324
provides compelling performance and accuracy at a lower total cost
per library preparation,” said Dr. Stevan Jovanovich, CEO and
President of IntegenX. “The unique efficiencies of the system make
it well-suited as a foundational platform for simplifying
next-generation sequencing workflows.”
About IntegenXIntegenX, Inc., headquartered in Pleasanton,
CA, is a privately held company that designs,