Raindance Technologies has sold an RDT 1000 and sequence enrichment solution to Expression Analysis, a provider of genomic services for clinical trials and research.
The Raindance system will enable Expression Analysis to provide genomic researchers with efficient targeted sequencing on large sample numbers.
The system consists of an RDT 1000, consumables kits, custom PCR primer libraries, and expert training.
The RDT 1000 and sequence enrichment solution use Raindance's Rainstorm microdroplet-based technology platform.
The RDT 1000 generates picolitre-volume PCR reactions at the rate of 10 million discrete reactions per hour.
The high-speed sample processing is further enhanced by the fact that the sequence enrichment solution uses a library of PCR primers in droplets, allowing the amplification of hundreds to thousands of genomic loci in a single tube.
The Rainstorm format avoids the limitations of traditional multiplex hybridisation and amplification technologies.
Raindance's system minimises process-induced bias or error, and requires only a few micrograms of genomic DNA.
The commercial version of the sequence enrichment solution is now being shipped in North America, and will soon be available for shipment to Europe.