Bio-Rad, Element Biosciences collaborate on RNA library prep with benchtop sequencer

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Element Biosciences and Bio-Rad on Wednesday announced a partnership to demonstrate the Bio-Rad SEQuoia RNA sequencing library preparation portfolio on the Element Aviti benchtop sequencer.

The Element Aviti sequencing platform’s chemistry can easily be adapted for use with the Bio-Rad SEQuoia Complete Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit and SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit to obtain RNA sequencing accuracy and repeatability among samples and different RNA inputs, the firms said.

The companies added that the SEQuoia Complete Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit offers unbiased transcriptome profiling during RNA sequencing by capturing a broad range of RNA subtypes in a single workflow, whether using low or high input RNA.

The SEQuoia Express Stranded RNA Library Prep Kit offers the additional benefit of a highly efficient three-tube workflow for detection of long RNAs that can be completed in three hours, the firms added.

Meanwhile, the Element Aviti benchtop sequencer features two flow cells, each operating independently while maintaining the option to deliver up to 2 billion reads of combined sequencing output.

Recent collaborative studies show high compatibility and performance for RNA sequencing using SEQuoia library preparation chemistries on the Element AVITI System, the partners said.

Bio-Rad will present results of the collaboration at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) General Meeting in Hollywood, FL, on Thursday, February 9.

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