The NGS STAR assay ready workstation is a comprehensive solution for next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications from whole genome to whole transcriptome sequencing and targeted sequencing applications. Fully automated library preparation can be optimized for use with assay chemistries from leading industry partners, with throughputs up to 96 sample libraries processed at once.
Features and Benefits
Fully Optimized NGS Solution
The NGS STAR is ideal for multiple automated NGS library preparations. Each NGS application is optimized and qualified in collaboration with industry-leading partners such as:
- Integrated DNA Technologies – IDT
- New England BioLabs
- Oxford Nanopore Technologies
- Pacific Biosciences
- Roche KAPA
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Twist Biosciences
The NGS STAR uses an open deck layout so that every system is fine-tuned to the lab’s specific NGS workflow, throughput and assay needs. At the same time, the system is easily updated to keep pace with protocol updates, or as requirements evolve over time.
Precise, Repeatable Liquid Handling
Air displacement pipetting using Hamilton tips with CO-RE (Compressed O-Ring Expansion) technology provides superior measurement accuracy, precision, and reproducibility without tip distortion or aerosol generation during tip pick-up and ejection.
Hands-Free, Hassle-Free Operation
As a fully walkaway system, NGS STAR significantly reduces cumbersome and user- or sample-variable preparation steps during runs of 1 to 96 samples. User-friendly software guides operators through the automated process, and automated barcode verification ensures proper placement of samples, reagents, plates and tips. Each aspirate and dispense step is dynamically tracked, for confidence that the indexed and multiplexed samples are processed according to the worklist and highly reproducible, even across different sites.