Innovative Technologies

VariantPro™ Targeted Sequencing Technology

The VariantPro™ system is an innovative multiplex PCR based targeted sequencing method that accomplishes target selection, library preparation and molecular tagging in a simple one-step workflow.

 

One innovation in the VariantPro system is Relay-PCR, in which one pair of common (indexed library) primers and multiple pairs of specific primers are mixed with a genomic DNA sample in a single tube. A single PCR run seamlessly combines two functionally separated reaction phases, namely target replication and library amplification. This results in a significantly simplified work flow. Another innovation in the VariantPro system is Omega-Primer which is composed of three functional sections: a 5p arm designed to ensure stable binding to a corresponding template, a 3p arm designed to double check sequence specificity and initiate polymerase extension, and a separation segment between the two arms. The use of two separate binding sections provides primer design freedoms that balance priming specificity and binding strength.

µParaflo<sup>®</sup> Microarray Technology

Massively parallel oligonucleotide and peptide synthesis on a microchip based on the µParaflo® microfluidics technology.

 

Our scientists and engineers have developed platform technologies that encompass a new class of microfluidic µParaflo® reaction devices, an advanced digital light synthesizer apparatus, and picoliter scale biochemical processes. The functionalized µParaflo® chips are particularly suited for applications where small sample consumption, contamination-free, and performance-reproducibility are primary concerns. This technology enables the massively parallel synthesis of high quality DNA and RNA oligonucleotides as well as peptides and peptidomimetics in picoliter-scale reaction chambers.

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