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IDT launches new NGS software tools

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Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has announced an expansion to its next generation sequencing (NGS portfolio) with the launch of Custom NGS Adapters that are designed to provide an easy and flexible customised adapter solution directly to scientists.

The cornerstone of this NGS focused software is a web-based configuration tool – the Custom Adapter Configurator – enabling researchers to select the right components for their experiments and immediately order them, using a built-in ecommerce function. This is complimented by the Lotus DNA Library Prep Kit, providing a simple, robust, and flexible library preparation.

Trey Martin, President of IDT comments: ‘We are very excited about this NGS portfolio expansion. At IDT, we understand that the needs of genomics researchers are not only complex but evolving and unique to the work of the researcher. For NGS customisation options to be seamless, they also need to be simple and time-effective. Understanding these challenges, we wanted to help by providing high-quality custom NGS adapters and our expert guidance. With this, scientists can easily order the best adapter configurations, features, and formats for every project.’

Accompanying the adapter selection and key to accessing its usability, is the guided Custom Adapter Configurator tool. IDT is well known for its wide range of online tools, helping scientists to reliably design and plan experiments that employ oligos, NGS, CRISPR, genotyping, qPCR, and gene fragments.

The new Lotus DNA Library Prep Kit – a rapid, easy, and flexible enzymatic library preparation solution for wide range of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and hybridisation capture applications. With just a 2-hour workflow, the kit – optimised for use with IDT’s custom adapters and xGen capture products – delivers coverage and uniformity for sequencing on Illumina platforms. IDT has designed the kit with flexibility in mind, enabling it to be compatible with TA-ligation adapters and tailored to almost any application when combined with the new adapter options.

‘IDT is dedicated to supporting genomics researchers,’ said Martin, ‘we will continue to innovate for them in NGS and across the genomics space. Our goal is to help them get the best data faster and easier with truly useful differentiated solutions, our expertise, and awarding-winning customer experience.’