Miniaturization Leads to Significant Reduction in Time and Costs for Microbiome Research
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 by dramatically simplifying the library preparation workflow and reducing the amount of sample required. This ultimately reduces lab time and sample costs, significantly impacting the bottom-line.
Using Shotgun Metagenomics to Reveal the Impact of the Gut Microbiome
Rob Knight, PhD|University of California, San Diego
Dr. Rob Knight, Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego presents, "Using Shotgun Metagenomics to Reveal the Impact of the Gut Microbiome" at Labcyte Genomics Symposium - San Diego 2017.
We Need a Google Maps for Metagenomics
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.
Streamline 16S and NGS Workflows for More Accurate Species ID
For many microbiome 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.
The Echo acoustic liquid handling technology provides additional benefits. The ability to reliably transfer volumes as low as 25 nanoliters allows for direct dilution of libraries for pooling so there is no sample loss or error propagation and pooling time is significantly reduced. It also allows for efficient usage of small sample quantities. And tipless liquid handling eliminate cross-contamination for more accurate species identification. Using the Echo Liquid Handler, you can miniaturize both 16s rRNA sequencing and whole genome shotgun sequencing, cutting costs and turnaround time for your metagenomics studies.
Reduced operating costs through efficient assay miniaturization
Improved data quality with assay volumes as low as 250 nL
Elimination of cross-contamination for accurate species ID
Integrated systems and software tailored for genomic assays