NGI during Covid-19 outbreak

NGI is still up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are experiencing some limitations in terms of personnel and key reagents. Each NGI node is following its respective host university recommendations and will continue operation until further notice.

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Illumina NeoPrep system is being discontinued

Earlier this year Illumina informed us that the NeoPrep library preparation system will be discontinued (PDF). This method has been in use at the NGI Stockholm facility during the last couple of years and is now being replaced by other methods.

The Lucigen prep is still in the process of being validated but we feel confident it will be a good replacement for both the NeoPrep system and eventually also the regular PCR-free prep (Illumina TruSeq).

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28th March 2017

By Phil Ewels

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