Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) achieved Certified Service Provider status for the SureSelect Target Enrichment System for next-generation sequencing.
The SureSelect portfolio includes 21 products, including catalog and custom offerings. Such products are available for enrichment of target sizes ranging from 200 Kb to 100 Mb in a single tube. The workflow can be fully automated with Agilent’s NGS Workstation, and sample throughput can be increased by multiplexing with 96 indexes. The platform has been shown to increase the speed and efficiency of next-generation sequencing by enabling researchers to focus experiments on genomic regions of interest rather than sequencing the entire genome.
The platform is compatible with Illumina, SOLiD, and 454. Users of Agilent’s eArray design tool can improve the efficiency of their research by designing custom products to target genomic regions, all in a single tube. SureSelect allows customization of catalog kits with the addition of custom content.
Release Date: Jan. 4, 2012
Source: Agilent Technologies Inc.