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Illumina launches TruSeq Custom Enrichment kit

Illumina, a developer of life science tools for analysis of genetic variation, has launched new TruSeq Custom Enrichment kits to assist researchers in designing and targeting genomic regions of interest ranging from 700Kb to 15Mb of cumulative DNA.

Illumina said the TruSeq Custom Enrichment kits leverage the same underlying assay design as TruSeq Exome Enrichment kits.

Illumina is also releasing DesignStudio, an online tool which facilitates to design and order capture probes for targeted resequencing, and in the future, for other custom products, such as genotyping arrays.

DesignStudio includes interfaces with external databases for target selection, easy manipulation of sequences in and out of a final project design, and visual displays for region coverage and probe density.

Illumina CFO and Life Sciences SVP and GM Christian Henry said whether targeting the complete coding region of the human genome or specific regions of interest, researchers can now rely on the same underlying assay and optimized sample preparation kits with multiplexing.