Genomic analysis driven by next-generation sequencing yields a stunning amount of data that drives biological discovery and reflects a significant commitment of resources including time and funding. Automation, process safety and quality control are critical for complex laboratory operations as major challenges abound in standardizing workflows and generating highly reproducible data. In fact, a 2016 survey conducted by journal Nature1 revealed that more than half (70%) of the 1,500 respondents had attempted but failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half even admitted having failed to reproduce their own experiments. While the survey looked broadly at basic scientific research, the high level of skill required of laboratory personnel in undertaking NGS experiments as well as the need for high-quality DNA and RNA samples to start with can be expected to place reliable data at an even higher premium.
Most QIAGEN customers appreciate the benefits that automated solutions bring to their laboratories, with robust and consistent assay technologies being seamlessly integrated into their workflows. The combination of consistently superior yield and quality of starting DNA and RNA combined with standardized robotics downstream ensure confidence in their results. Our automated solutions take advantage of our innovative and optimized reagent chemistries supporting diverse molecular biology applications. Explore the portfolio here and discover the power of QIAGEN automation in your laboratory.
Our commitment to quality doesn’t end with the installation of your instrumentation, and in fact is just the beginning. We offer a variety of service and preventive maintenance programs to ensure your confidence and peace of mind are carried forward throughout the ownership experience. In addition to stabilizing costs and budgets, our service plans provide prioritized dispatch, guaranteed response times, and full repair coverage for parts and labor. Now is a great time to add service plans for your instruments, so click here to watch the video and learn more.
- 1. Baker, M. (2016) 1500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility. Nature 533: 452–454.