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Simple, reproducible automated sequencing

The Ion Torrent Ion Chef System simplifies the workflow for Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, Ion PGM, and Ion Proton systems, providing an automated, walk-away workflow solution for Ion AmpliSeq library preparation and reproducible template preparation and chip loading.

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Simplified workflow helps save time and labor

  • Intuitive instrument set-up for all automated workflows
  • Increased lab productivity—just 15 minutes of set-up time
  • Flexible Ion 550 Chef Workflow—1 or 2 loaded chips per run, with no loss of reagents

Reduced run variability

  • Reduced user intervention enables reproducible chip loading for users of any experience level
  • Sample and reagent tracking with onboard tracking system

Ion AmpliSeq library preparation automation

  • Expanded Ion Chef System capabilities enable automation of Ion AmpliSeq library generation
  • Accommodates one- or two-pool Ion AmpliSeq research panels for DNA analysis

Ion Chef System automated workflow

The Ion Chef System automated workflow includes less than 45 minutes of hands-on time. The Ion Chef System fully automates library preparation, template preparation, and produces sequencing-ready Ion Torrent semiconductor chips.

Ion AmpliSeq library preparation for up to 8 samples

  • Library amplification
  • ISP recovery and enrichment
  • Chip loading (up to 2 chips)

Sequence using:

  • Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
  • Ion PGM System
  • Ion Proton System

Ion AmpliSeq library preparation for up to 8 samples

  • Library amplification
  • ISP recovery and enrichment
  • Chip loading (up to 2 chips)

Sequence using:

  • Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
  • Ion PGM System
  • Ion Proton System

Automated template preparation & chip loading with the Ion Chef System

The Ion Chef System simplifies the Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing workflow by integrating automated template preparation and chip loading in a single instrument for maximum efficiency and throughput. Simply select the run parameters using the intuitive touch screen interface, load the library samples, reagents, and consumables, and go. 

Simplifying Next-Gen Sequencing Template Prep with Ion Chef

Ion Chef enables walk-away freedom

The Ion Chef System supports:

Instrument

Ion chip

Read length

Key research applications

Ion GeneStudio S5 Series

Ion 510 Chip

Up to 400 bp

Targeted DNA sequencing, targeted RNA sequencing, small RNA sequencing, de novo microbial sequencing, bacterial typing, viral typing, metagenomics, sequencing by genotyping

Ion 520 Chip

Ion 530 Chip

Ion 540 Chip

Up to 200 bp Exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, copy number analysis

Ion 550 Chip

Ion PGM System

Ion 314 Chip

Up to 400 bp

Targeted DNA sequencing, targeted RNA sequencing, small RNA sequencing, de novo microbial sequencing, bacterial typing, viral typing, metagenomics, sequencing by genotyping

Ion 316 Chip

Ion 318 Chip

Ion Proton System

Ion PI Chip

Up to 200 bp

Exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, copy number analysis