Miniaturize your sample and workflow 20X
The human microbiome plays a vital role in the immmunologic responses and metabolic homeostatis of the body. As researchers continue to explore and study the interaction of the body and the microbiome, Echo acoustic liquid handling leads the way in providing a key function in dramatically simplifying the workflow and reducing/miniaturizing the amount of sample required during library preparation. This ultimately reduces lab time and sample costs, significantly impacting the bottom-line.
On the Mendelspod podcast you can hear an interview with Labcyte customer Dr. Rob Knight about progress in understanding the microbiome. Dr. Knight, Professor and Founder of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at UC San Diego, is well known for his microbiome research, including work showing that the microbiome of lean mice differed from those of obese mice. LISTEN TO PODCAST
For most genomic research studies, the cost of sample preparation is a limiting factor. Echo Liquid Handlers offer an opportunity to scale with confidence. By combining the Echo Liquid Handler's low-volume acoustic transfer capability with library preparation kits, researchers can drastically increase the number of libraries generated. Whether using the Nextera XT kit for amplicon, plasmid, or small genome sequencing, the Echo system can reduce transfer volumes by 75% or more. The same benefits can be realized with sample preparation kits from Kapa, NEB, NuGEN, and others.
16S sequencing has long been the method of choice for microbiome researchers. The use of the Echo Liquid Handler allows for miniaturized 16S sequencing, and the reagent cost reduction is also enabling researchers to shift to miniaturized shotgun sequencing.