Lab+Life Scientist Nov 2014

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what’s new

NGS workstation Tecan has launched the Freedom EVO NGS workstation to simplify next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and PCR set-up. Offering user-friendly, walkaway automation of library preparation at the touch of a button, it eliminates the need for extensive manual processing. NGS is a fast-growing application in genomics, yet many sample preparation protocols can be labour-intensive and time-consuming. The workstation has been designed to offer robust and reliable automation - including library preparation, quantification, qPCR set-up, normalisation, pooling and capture - even for inexperienced users. The preconfigured system includes all the modules required for precise set-up of NGS sequencing libraries, reducing hands-on time and increasing productivity for NGS applications. The compact system offers one-touch protocol selection and step-by-step user instructions via Tecan’s intuitive TouchTools graphical interface. It is supplied with ready-to-run protocols. Tecan Australia www.tecan.com.au

Software for LC/MS/MS data AB SCIEX MasterView Software simplifies compound identification, quantitation and data review from complex mass spec data files. It enables laboratories to master the speed, power and accuracy offered by LC/MS/MS technology. Mass spectrometers - especially high-resolution, accurate mass instruments - produce a significant amount of complex data. Turning this data into answers can be a big challenge. The software enables users to identify unknown compounds with greater confidence, using integrated library searching capabilities, formula finder and fragmentation prediction tools to aid in true unknown structural elucidation. The product integrates both targeted and non-targeted data processing. Easy to learn and operate for scientists at all levels of expertise, it makes data review fast and straightforward with automated visual status indicators. The product links to ChemSpider and library database searching for confident identification of unknowns. AB SCIEX Australia Pty Ltd www.absciex.com

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