SPT Labtech — developer of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science — launched a new liquid handling platform for next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation.
SPT Labtech’s firefly has an all-in-one design that brings together pipetting and dispensing. Along with its hardware capabilities, the platform’s liquid handling software features multiple user levels, intelligent programming and a fully transparent audit trail. A complementary peer-to-peer cloud-based network, will allow researchers to share their custom protocols, as well as benefit from SPT Labtech’s validated tools.
“While advances in next-generation sequencing have revolutionized the genomics field, library preparation methods remain a significant bottleneck for many laboratories,” says Paul Lomax, genomics product manager at SPT Labtech. “Liquid handling automation offers substantial throughput advantages, overcoming the need for multiple instruments, significant lab space, and high levels of investment. With its all-in-one capabilities, compact design and innovative software, firefly offers a step-change in productivity for genomics laboratories- at an affordable entry point.”
firefly comes application-ready for library preparation kits NEBNext Ultra II DNA; NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA; NEBNext Ultra II RNA, and Illumina DNA Prep.
To learn more about the product, review the full technical specifications or request a demo, visit SPT Labtech’s product page.
Featured image: SPT Labtech’s firefly has an all-in-one design that brings together pipetting and dispensing. Photo: SPT Labtech