Live webinar – overcoming challenges of FFPE samples

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections are valuable sample sources for biomedical research. FFPE technique preserves the morphology and cellular details of the tissues for long periods. This technique also allows storage of tissue samples at ambient temperatures, which translates to convenience and cost-effectiveness. FFPE tissues likely represent the most common source of archived biological material…. Read article →


Automate and accelerate: Focus on insights, not library prep

The faster you can prepare high-quality NGS libraries, the faster you can proceed with sequencing your sample and uncovering insights that accelerate your understanding of its underlying biology. But what if you have thousands of samples? Issues such as manual handling errors, irreproducibility and batch-to-batch inconsistency become magnified the more samples you have to process…. Read article →

A whole world in an apple: Meet Dr. Susan Whitehead, assistant professor of Biological Science at Virginia Tech

For new assistant professor Susan Whitehead, Ph.D., from Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, V.A., the outdoors has always held her interest. A simple summer project, however, encouraged her to turn her gaze further into the microbiome of the fruit in the field. Whitehead sat down with us to talk about her research and how it’s been… Read article →

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Top 10 FAQs in whole genome sequencing for low-input samples

Whether you’re getting a comprehensive view of the genome with whole genome sequencing (WGS) or focusing on the coding regions with whole exome sequencing (WES) and hybrid capture, a remaining bottleneck in next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the library preparation step. Due to risks such as sample loss and handling errors, as well as increased time… Read article →