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QIAGEN QIAseq SPE Chemistry

QIAseq and Single Primer Extension Chemistry: Redefining Amplicon-Based NGS

Targeted NGS has been widely used for the detection and confirmation of genetic changes, yet there are technical challenges that undermine precise quantification and confound analyses. Multiplex PCR and nested PCR-based library preparation approaches present primer design and specificity challenges inherent to these methods. Amplicon-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays offer many advantages for targeted enrichment…. Read article →



Reindeer Mysteries

It’s that time of year to unwrap mysteries of the reindeer

As Christmas is approaching, it’s time to wrap up warm, listen to Christmas songs and wait for Santa to arrive on his sleigh. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of those well-known Christmas characters, however, his unique red nose and how he is able to fly still remain a mystery. Rudolph´s real-life counterpart, also… Read article →


Automated Solutions: From Sample to Insight at the push of a button

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… Read article →