HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Ala, and Macrogen, Seoul, Republic of Korea, have adopted the GemCode platform from 10X Genomics, Pleasanton, Calif, as part of their service offerings.

“We are excited to be able to offer services on the GemCode platform to both HudsonAlpha and wider research communities who will benefit from improved structural variation detection and the ability to see haplotype information routinely, all from 1ng of DNA,” says Shawn Levy, director of the genomic services lab at HudsonAlpha.

The GemCode platform partitions arbitrarily long DNA molecules, including molecules greater than 100kb, and prepares sequencing libraries in parallel, so that all fragments produced within a partition share a common barcode. A simple workflow combines large partition numbers with a diverse barcode library to generate more than100,000 barcode-containing partitions, while only requiring approximately 1ng of DNA input.

“As one of the largest service providers in the world, Macrogen believes that the GemCode platform will add significant value to our customers’ projects by offering data that was previously difficult to access, and strengthen our diverse sequencer platforms,” says Chong Hyon-Yong, chief executive of Macrogen.

“10X Genomics is excited to partner with these leading institutions to allow the broader research community expanded access to our transformational linked read data,” says Brian McKelligon, vice president of sales and support at 10X Genomics.

For more information, visit 10X Genomics.