Ion Chef™ Instrument

Catalog number: 4484177

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

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The Ion Chef™ System* is the next generation of workflow simplification products for the Ion Proton™ and Ion PGM™ systems. The Ion Chef™ System provides automated, high-throughput template preparation and reproducible chip loading for users at any experience level. With typically less than 15 minutes of hands-on time, an intuitive touch-screen interface, and significantly higher productivity than the Ion OneTouch™ 2 System, the Ion Chef™ System makes the Ion Torrent™ sequencing workflow accessible for every lab.

The Ion Chef™ System:

• Simplifies the workflow
• Minimizes sources of user-introduced variability
• Helps to save time and labor
• Supports sequencing preparation for the Ion PGM™ and Proton™ systems and chips*

The Ion Chef™ System features:

• Automated template preparation and chip loading
• Cartridge-based reagent system
• Sample- and reagent-tracking capability
• Intuitive user interface
• On-board diagnostics

Simplify the Ion Torrent™ NGS Workflow
The Ion Chef™ System simplifies the Ion Torrent™ next generation sequencing workflow by integrating several manual and instrument steps into a single process. The Ion Chef™ System workflow incorporates: amplification mix preparation, emulsification, amplification, breaking, enrichment, washing, sequencing prep, and chip preparation & loading. The intuitive touch-screen interface provides easy access for users with any experience level.

Minimize Variability & Load Chips Reproducibly
The Ion Chef™ System provides reproducible chip loading for users with any experience level by automating multiple manual chip-loading steps. The sophisticated visual system inside the Ion Chef™ System is designed to help reduce user-introduced error and variability by providing barcode reading and positive ID of samples, chips, and reagents. The visual system performs the set-up check before the run, as well as the reagents and consumables load and unload check, calibration, and diagnostics.

Save Time and Labor
The Ion Chef™ System enables significant time and labor savings by offering: 1) quick and easy set-up that typically requires less than 15 minutes hands-on time, and 2) loading of up to two chips in a single-day workflow.

Support for All Ion Torrent™ Sequencing Workflows
The flexible Ion Chef™ System is designed to provide automated, consistent template preparation for sequencing on Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ systems using any of the corresponding chips*, or template preparation and sequencing chemistries.

(*) The content herein may relate to products that have not been officially released and is subject to change without notice.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Run Time: Varies with chip type and read length selected
Frequency: 50⁄60 Hz
Dimensions: 28 x 22 x 28 in (71 x 55 x 71 cm)
Power Limit: 1,350 W
Product Size: 1 system
Current Limit: 14 A (max)
Voltage Limit: 100 V (min) to 240 V (max)
Operating System: Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM™) System, Ion Proton™ System
Chip Compatibility: Ion 314™ Chip (200 bases Q1 2014, 400 bases 2014)
Ion 316™ Chip (200 bases Q1 2014, 400 bases 2014)
Ion 318™ Chip (200 bases Q1 2014, 400 bases 2014)
Ion PI™ Chip (200 bases Q1 2014)
Ion PII™ Chip* (TBA)
Operating Environment: Temperature: 15°C-25°C
High Throughput Compatibility: Automated Protocols, High Throughput-Compatible


Manuals & protocols