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EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2 WGS Library Prep Kit, 96 rxn

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EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2
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SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance, Identification and Classification

Intended use

The analysis and study of viral genomes is an essential epidemiological requirement to track the evolution of a virus, the origin of strains and their transmission during any epidemic or pandemic. Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a valuable tool for both detection and classification of viral genomes.

 

The 2019 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus strain (SARS-CoV-2) is obviously unprecedented with over 26 million confirmed cases of the disease associated with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and sadly approaching over 1 million of lost lives in a relatively short period of time. Therefore, the ability for public health professionals and researchers to monitor situations in the most efficient and streamlined manner possible is essential. As is the reassurance that testing methods are secure, and results are accurate.

 

To date, monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in both waste waters and positive tested patients samples using EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2 WGS Library Prep Kit continues, as new SARS-CoV-2 variants are still emerging.

Compatibility

The multiplex RC-PCR generates amplicons that can be sequenced on Illumina® platforms iSeq-100, MiniSeq, MiSeq, NextSeq and NovaSeq. Depending on the platform, up to 960 samples can be multiplexed.

 

Please note: EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2 WGS Library Prep Kit is designed to sequence the entire 29.9 Kb SARS-CoV-2 genome in a multiplex reaction using two different probe panels. This requires two Unique Dual Index Plates for associated use. 

 

The EasySeq™ SARS-CoV-2 WGS Library Prep Kit generates Whole Genome Sequencing data from cDNA, derived from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 positive tested patients samples. The kit can also be used with cDNA generated from waste water samples.

 

FASTQ files generated can be analyzed with virSEAK (JSI Medical Systems) software tool. Results can be uploaded into the GISAID database.

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Cost-efficient Workflow - Confidence in Test Results - Choice in Sequencing Platform and Workload

One closed-tube, single reaction workflow with simultaneous indexing and target amplification reduces hands-on time, pipetting error and minimizes risk of sample contamination; just add cDNA and Master Mix to Unique Dual index plates and then amplify
Pre-spotted and breakable Unique Dual Index plates ensure accuracy, match your sample workload and ensure optimal usage, minimizing waste
Single tube sample pooling for library clean-up significantly reduces usage of required magnetic beads and consumables
Unique RC-PCR kinetics promote high-target specificity, sensitivity and coverage uniformity (optimized read depth balance) from low DNA input
Well-balanced read distributions and use of phase-shifted primers reduces PhiX spike-in, maximizing sequencing instrument flow cell capacity
Compatible with various Illumina® platforms and liquid handling systems for medium to high-throughput workflows
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