Introducing the Ion OneTouch™ System
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The new Ion OneTouch™ System automated template preparation
Next generation sequencing used to be slow and expensive; Ion Torrent changed that in December 2010 when it launched the Ion Personal Genome Machine™ sequencer. The Ion PGM™ married simple sequencing chemistry with semi-conductor technology. Its Watson meets Moore.
The result is a sequencer that lets you do a run in about 2 hours. Throughput is 10Mb to 1Gb; with read-lengths from 100 to 200 base pairs, and increasing to 400 in 2012. Best of all it's about a tenth the cost of most next-generation sequencers to buy and to run.
The Ion PGM™ is like a desktop computer for DNA sequencing.
It's fast, simple, scalable. And any lab can afford it.
Now we've created an automated template preparation workflow to match the speed and simplicity of Ion sequencing.
The Ion OneTouch™ System
It's simple because basically you just put your sample in and walk away. We've combined loading, clonal amplification, and sample recovery into a single, automated, hands-off process. Ion OneTouch™ is also fast. The total time is under 3 hours. Best of all it requires just 5 minutes of hands on time; far faster than current methods.
- You can do your template prep in the morning
- Have a cup of coffee
- Do some email
- And then sequence your samples before lunch
After that you can load up the Ion OneTouch™ again and go to a meeting, or do whatever else you need to get done in your day.
Finally, the Ion OneTouch™ is affordable. The running costs are comparable to using Ion manual kits and the introductory price for the Ion OneTouch™ is less than $5,000.
Here's how the Ion OneTouch™ works:
- Take a micro centrifuge tube filled with library and amplification pre-mix
- Connect the tube to the amplification disposable
- Insert into the Ion OneTouch™ instrument
- Press "Go" and walk away
3 hours later you just add polymerase and sequencing primer, load your sample on the chip and into the Ion PGM™ sequencer
Total time, under 3 hours -- with just minutes of hands on time.
Ion OneTouch™ template preparation matches the speed and simplicity of Ion Torrent sequencing. It enables labs with any level of molecular biology experience to quickly generate the answers to any biological questions. You're going to love the Ion OneTouch™, just like you love the Ion PGM™.