New high-throughput targeted NGS library preparation system

Automated Juno Targeted DNA Sequencing Library Preparation System provides greater scalability and cost efficiency for sequencing laboratories. Fluidigm Corporation announced the launch of the Juno Targeted DNA Sequencing Library Preparation System, the industry’s most scalable automated library preparation solution for medium-to-high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS). Bringing together the proven Fluidigm Juno microfluidic automation platform with the benefits of multiplexed target amplification, laboratories can accurately sequence more samples faster and more affordably than ever before.

NGS has been instrumental in advancing the understanding of human health and disease. With these advancements, more samples are being sequenced around the world, driving the need for workflow improvements and greater cost efficiencies. Optimized for use with Illumina sequencers, the Juno Targeted DNA Sequencing Library Preparation System redefines the library preparation workflow from extracted DNA to NGS-ready amplicon libraries.

Supporting a range of panel designs from targeted multiplexed panels covering a few user defined genes to more comprehensive panels of up to 4,800 amplicons from hundreds of genes, the system can help laboratories achieve new sequencing efficiencies with consistent performance. With the additional capacity to easily scale up to thousands of samples per week and the flexibility to add new markers over time, laboratories can also be better-positioned to meet the demands of NGS library preparation and well into the future.

“We are pleased to announce the Juno Targeted DNA Sequencing Library Preparation System as an expansion of our growing portfolio of automated genomic workflows that increase laboratory efficiency for medium-to-high-throughput pipelines,” said Steve McPhail, General Manager of Clinical and Applied Markets at Fluidigm. “We are now able to offer our customers a significant improvement over the largely manual, low-throughput and laborious NGS library preparation workflows used. Looking forward, we anticipate expanding this offering with a select number of off-the-shelf panels for human health and disease research applications to bring even greater efficiencies to our customers and further advance the progress toward precision medicine.”