Next-generation sequencing is becoming a bigger and bigger part of genomics research, but the technological footprint and expertise involved make it difficult to implement in many labs. The sheer power of NGS becomes its weakness: NGS can interrogate thousands of genes at a time, but the time, resources, and knowledge required to do so makes this technique, very often, the province of specialized labs that accept outsourced work from less-equipped researchers. Ordinary researchers, for which the size and complexity of NGS equipment means it may not even physically fit in their space-constrained laboratories, have had few other options but accepting the difficulties and delays of this outsourced workflow. The days of this being a necessity for NGS research are numbered, however, thanks to the Ion Torrent Genexus System.
Consisting of two connected devices, the Ion Torrent™ Genexus™ Purification System and the Genexus™ Integrated Sequencer, the Genexus System provides an almost completely automated workflow with as little as 20 minutes of hands-on time and results ready for analysis in as little as one day, a far cry from the involved multi-day process of many other NGS workflows. This completeness and automation helps increase reproducibility and efficiency and helps reduce personnel costs. The Genexus system avoids the difficulties of cobbling together a solution from different manufacturers and making them all cooperate with one another. Genexus’s software follows samples from beginning to end, making error detection and method control both simple and intuitive. For applications as diverse as SARS-CoV-2 research assays and inherited disease research, The Genexus system is proving to be a capable and easy-to-use NGS solution. Up to four distinct research assays can be combined into a single run and as few as one sample can be run at a time, enabling the Genexus system to scale up or down as needed. Its GX5 gene chip can even be partially used and then finished at a later time with other samples due to its high stability.
Thermo Fisher Scientific provides ample and easily accessible support for the Genexus System, including hands-on orientation with our SmartStart program, training centers around the world, smart remote support, and field service engineers available on short notice to diagnose and repair problems. Our consulting and qualification services help improve your chances for success by performing installation and qualification testing and making sure your instruments are installed and functioning correctly. Our analytical validation services, similarly, can help accelerate your launch timetable and reduce costs by providing project management services and managing your analytical validation workflow helping you ensure your assay is performing at the expected level and instruments continue to operate within desired parameters. Support for the Genexus System provides you the ability to work to your fullest potential.
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