HaloPlex Target Enrichment for Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencers
Agilent Technologies announced the expansion of the HaloPlex target enrichment system, which will now be available on Ion Torrent's Personal Genome Machine, a benchtop sequencing solution.
The HaloPlex system features a unique paired-end design, which positions reads at both target ends using a single-end sequencing run. By taking advantage of the extra coverage that the paired-end design provides, researchers will be able to save sequencing costs and time.
HaloPlex continues to break barriers common to other target enrichment technologies and can now enable larger capture sizes during desktop sequencing - up to 5Mb or approximately 2,000 genes on a MiSeq personal sequencer. HaloPlex offers greater efficiency and improved performance and, with the update released today, it allows researchers to process up to 250,000 amplicons in the same tube.
The Haloplex system's fast-scaling target enrichment technology demonstrates Agilent's ongoing commitment to enabling a better research workflow regardless of the sequencer platform being used.
Agilent acquired Halo Genomics of Uppsala, Sweden, and the HaloPlex platform in December, 2011. HaloPlex technology complements the existing Agilent SureSelect target-enrichment system.