Loop Genomics launches new de novo Bacterial Genome Assembly kits and service using long-reads on Illumina sequencers 

October 15, 2019; San Jose, CA.  Loop Genomics, the single molecule counting long-read sequencing company with a hardware free solution, has expanded its services capabilities to provide researchers with a before unseen combination of technologies to deliver long-read single-cell transcriptomics data

By using Illuminasequencing instruments coupled with Loop Genomics sample prep kits, probe capture and input from single cell experiments Loop’s service lab can generate long-read data allowing  researchers to gain significant insights into their transcriptome research at a very affordable cost.  The idea is to focus the sequencing dollars by performing the probe capture on the long-reads, so you don’t waste your money sequencing things that don’t matter to you, then sequencing the entire transcript using long-read technology.  “It used to be the case that these single-cell long-read experiments were only able to be performed by a few very well funded labs. Not any more! Loop is leveling the playing field.”, says Dr. Zohar Shipony from Stanford University.

In addition to providing the sequencing service, Loop’s computational pipeline, included in the cost of the service, not only does the computationally intensive recreation of the long-reads from clouds of short reads but also provides actionable reports so researchers can quickly figure out the next experiment they’d like to perform.

According to Tuval Ben Yehezkel PhD, CEO and founder of Loop Genomics, “With early adopters of the new service spanning industry and academic labs like Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Oslo University Hospital this new service is solving immediate needs and generating some very interesting data.  We are proud to continue to leverage our core technology to bring this brand new highly innovative service, the first of their kind in the single-cell space to market, and we will continue to translate the latest advances in synthetic long read sequencing into products for researchers in their pursuit of getting better genomic data.”

Notes to editors:

 

Founded in late 2015, Loop Genomics is a San Francisco bay area company that offers a novel technology for hardware-free synthetic long-read sequencing. In addition to its transcriptome offerings, the company offers various kits and services for long read microbiome sequencing and long read microbial genome assembly.  

 

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