Advanced Analytical Technologies Fragment Analyzer developed the FEMTO Pulse to address the unmet needs of the genomic industry: namely ultra-low detection limits and the ability to rapidly determine the size/quantity of large fragment DNA up to 165,000 base pairs, which shortens the analysis time to one hour, as opposed to the 14-36 hours required for traditional pulse-field gel electrophoresis.
This was the result of more than six years of research into new methods for DNA detection. In the world of capillary electrophoresis, this breakthrough, which won a 2016 R&D 100 award, is new to the world of technology. The system is capable of measuring ultra-low levels of DNA/RNA, which enables technology such as Free-Floating Tumor DNA, single-cell analysis and PCR-free preparation of “next generation libraries.”
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