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Automating NGS Library Prep

NGS is a powerful tool, but many parts of the NGS workflow are complex, require a lot of repetitive pipetting and are prone to errors. Labs are increasingly turning to automation to help with their NGS workflows.

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Thinking through the transition to NGS automation

Every lab has its own resources and goals. When evaluating automation, you need to think through the transition in the context of your lab and your samples. This guide will help you decide if automating NGS is the right decision for you.

NGS Workstation

Automate your NGS workflow on the OT-2

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The OT-2 can automate your library prep and pre-sequencing workflows using any leading reagent or magnetic bead-based system on the market. Explore our popular NGS workstation, which includes all the hardware modules and consumables you need to start automating NGS immediately.

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Webinar & Application Note

Library Prep on the OT-2

Fully Automated NGS Library Preparation with the OT-2

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Webinar & Application Note

Quantification, Normalization, and Pooling on the OT-2

Fully Automated NGS

We automated much of the [OCTOPUS plasmid sequencing] protocol using the open-source Opentrons OT-2 liquid handling system and reduced the necessary hands-on time by more than 70%.

– Bryan Jiang, Octant

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Research Spotlights

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Microbial WGS on the OT-2

Genome Biology

A low-cost, high-throughput bacterial isolation and genome sequencing method for characterizing genomic diversity within gut microbiota

Liquid Handling

Choosing a liquid handler

BMC Genomics

A review article outlining considerations for genomics labs looking to automate their NGS workflows

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Point-n-Seq library prep

Application Note

Data demonstrating automation of Avida Biomed’s hybridization-based targeted sequencing technology on the OT-2

Resources

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*Verification categories:
Opentrons = has been verified by the Opentrons Team, who verify that the scientific results are as expected.
Partner = has been verified by our reagent partner, who verifies that the scientific results are as expected.
Community = protocol is in use by members of the Opentrons community.

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