NGS made effortless: introducing MIRO CANVAS from INTEGRA Biosciences
23 Sep 2023
INTEGRA Biosciences has launched MIRO CANVAS, a compact digital microfluidics platform for fully automated next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation.
Although NGS has enabled entire genomes to be sequenced at a fraction of the cost and time of earlier methods, the complexity of workflows mean that sample and library preparation can be time consuming and error prone when performed manually.
MIRO CANVAS was developed to meet the growing need for fully automated NGS sample preparation with verified protocols for short- and long-read sequencing applications to ensure accuracy, precision, and reliability for high quality results. The microfluidics system uses gentle sample handling to maintain the integrity of high molecular weight DNA and minimises reagent usage for long-read sequencing library preparation. The platform can also automate exome and other hybrid capture protocols.
Only 15 minutes of hands-on time is required per run, freeing up researchers to work on other tasks. Fast, on-demand preparation of samples means that clinical specimens can be processed immediately upon receipt, without the need for batching.
Urs Hartmann, CEO of INTEGRA Biosciences, said: “The addition of the MIRO CANVAS system to our portfolio represents a significant milestone for INTEGRA. The innovative microfluidics platform streamlines NGS workflows and will open up completely new application areas for researchers, helping to advance scientific discoveries in the field of genomics.”