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Ion Xpress™ Plus Fragment Library Kit for AB Library Builder™ System

Catalog number: 4477598

Ion Torrent™  Related applications: Ion Torrent™ Next-Generation Sequencing

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The Ion Xpress™ Plus Fragment Library Kit for AB Library Builder™ System provides a rapid, flexible, and high-throughput solution for library construction upstream of the semiconductor sequencing workflow. This ready-to-use reagent cartridge simplifies next-generation sequencing by enabling automated DNA fragment library preparation for the Personal Genome Machine® and soon the Proton™ sequencing systems.

This kit contains sample preparation reagents for enzymatic shearing and library construction of 13 DNA libraries for semiconductor sequencing. Use of this reagent cartridge requires the addition of library adapters (sold separately).

This library kit offers:

Simplicity and convenience of automated library preparation upstream of semiconductor sequencing
Superior coverage uniformity for diverse sample types using our proprietary Ion Shear™ Plus chemistry
Lower input requirement providing the ability to make amplification-free libraries from as little as 50 ng of starting DNA
Rapid and flexible workflow producing Ion fragment libraries containing user-selectable and automatically size-selected insert sizes of 100–400 bp in as little as 2 hours
Significant cost savings by removing the need for ancillary shearing devices and size-selection gels
Scalable methodology to meet high-throughput sequencing requirements

With its plug-n-play modular reagent design, this revolutionary kit automates all steps of library creation, including both DNA fragmentation and library size selection, in as little as 2 hours with limited set-up time and minimal subsequent user-intervention. DNA fragmentation is automated with enhanced, proprietary Ion Shear™ DNA fragmentation chemistry to achieve user-selectable inserts of 100–400 bp in length. Size selection of the libraries is performed automatically without the expense or effort of gel-based methods. Alternatively, libraries can be manually size-selected using conventional methods after the automated run. Starting with 50–1000 ng of input DNA, the kit yields significantly higher amounts of library than current manual methods, eliminating the need for PCR amplification (i.e., "amplification-free" libraries) for most sequencing needs.

A Single-Day Workflow: The Next Stage in a Sequencing Revolution
With the ability to prepare up to 13 libraries in a little over 2 hours, the Ion Xpress™ Plus Fragment Library Kit for AB Library Builder™ System is a key step towards automation of the Ion sequencing workflow, making comprehensive analyses of your sample(s) of interest more convenient than ever before. Furthermore, Ion Xpress™ Plus fragment libraries generated using the AB Library Builder™ system exhibit the superb coverage uniformity typically seen with proprietary Ion Shear™ DNA fragmentation chemistry and higher recovery rates than other library construction methodologies. So you can be confident of generating the best data in the shortest time, without the hassle or expense of manual shearing and size selection.

Ion Torrent Sequencing Made Simpler, Faster, and More Affordable
Ion Shear™ Plus DNA fragmentation technology eliminates the need for costly physical shearing devices for most applications and requires as little as 50 ng of sample, accelerating your path to semiconductor sequencing. This flexible technology also provides users the ability to adjust fragmentation and size-selection sizes to accommodate a range of sequencing read lengths depending on their project requirements. This automated library preparation solution provides fast and scalable workflows for sequencing projects requiring low- to high-throughput processing capabilities.

For Research Use Only. Not for human or animal therapeutic or diagnostic use.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


For Use With (Equipment): Ion PGM™ System, AB Library Builder™
Library Type: Fragment Library
Workflow Step: Library Generation
Starting Material: DNA
Sequencing Type: Genome & DNA Sequencing
Product Size: 13 reactions
Sample Type (Specific): DNA for Enzymatic Fragmentation
Starting Material (Amount): As little as 50 ng DNA
High Throughput Compatibility: Automated Protocols, High Throughput-Compatible

Contents & storage

1 box containing reagent cartridge; store at -20° C


Manuals & protocols

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