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Rubicon launches rapid whole genome amplification kit

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Rubicon Genomics has launched its PicoPlex Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) kit in the US and Europe. The kit is used to produce amplified DNA samples for markets including pre-implantation genetic diagnostics, and stem cell and cancer research. The Ann Arbor, Michigan firm claims the product is a more rapid, accurate and reproducible method for amplifying single genomes than current technologies. It enables reference labs to begin qPCR, microarray or sequencing analysis within three hours of collecting patients' cells, and can obtain the same amount of genomic information from one cell as was previously available from 10,000 cells, Rubicon added.

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