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HID Ion Chef™ Instrument (Ion Torrent™)

The HID Ion Chef System is the next generation of workflow simplification products for the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers. The HID Ion Chef System provides automated library preparation, template preparation, and chip loading for users at any experience level. In less than 15 minutes of up-front hands-on time and with the use of pre-packaged library preparation reagent kits, the HID Ion Chef System provides a convenient walk-away workflow resulting in equalized, pooled libraries ready for templating. The automated workflow supports Precision ID panels for both one- and two-pool designs. After library preparation, less than 15 minutes of hands-on time is required to set up the HID Ion Chef System to perform fully automated template preparation, producing one or two chips ready for sequencing. Automating your sample preparation workflows on the HID Ion Chef System results in significantly higher productivity.

The HID Ion Chef System:
• Simplifies the workflow
• Minimizes sources of user-introduced variability
• Helps save time and labor
• Supports sequencing preparation for the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Systems

The HID Ion Chef System features include:
• Automated Precision ID library preparation, template preparation, and chip loading
• Cartridge-based reagent system
• Sample- and reagent-tracking capability
• Intuitive user interface
• On-board diagnostics

Simplify the forensic NGS workflow
The HID Ion Chef System simplifies the forensic next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow by integrating several manual and instrument steps into a single process. The HID Ion Chef System workflow now incorporates all steps of library preparation (targeted PCR amplification with respective primer panel, partial digestion of primer sequences, adapter/barcode ligation, purification, library equalization and pooling), as well as all steps of template preparation and chip loading. The simple, automated workflow provides easy access for users of any experience level.

Minimize variability and load chips reproducibly
The HID Ion Chef System provides reproducible chip loading by automating multiple manual chip-loading steps. The sophisticated visual system inside the HID Ion Chef System is designed to help reduce user-introduced error and variability by providing barcode reading and positive identification of samples, chips, and reagents. The visual system performs the setup check before the run, as well as the reagents and consumables load and unload check, calibration, and diagnostics.

Save time and labor
The HID Ion Chef System enables significant time and labor savings by offering quick and easy setup for both library preparation and templating that typically requires less than 15 minutes of hands-on time for each step.

Support for all Ion Torrent sequencing workflows
The flexible HID Ion Chef System is designed to provide automated and consistent Precision ID library preparation and template preparation for sequencing on the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 systems using any of the corresponding chips or template preparation and sequencing chemistries.

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and help ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data