M. Adams and R. Deadman
GE Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ, US
GE Healthcare offers a range of DNA amplification products to meet all genomic DNA and sequencing template preparation needs. A combination of these kits with the Genesis Freedom™ Robotic Sample Processor (RSP) from Tecan (Fig 1) creates a total solution for high-throughput DNA preparation.
Traditional DNA purification methods often use organic solvents, are difficult to automate, or produce variable yields. The minimal number of liquid transfers in the TempliPhi™ and GenomiPhi™ DNA amplification procedures are easy to automate, with each reaction producing the same amount of high quality DNA. TempliPhi DNA Amplification Kit and TempliPhi Large Construct DNA Amplification Kit are used to prepare small (plasmids/M13) or large (fosmids/BACs) circular DNA templates, respectively, for sequencing. GenomiPhi DNA Amplification Kit prepares genomic DNA from various sources that can be directly used for genetic analyses. The flexibility of the Genesis Freedom workstation also allows easy reaction setup for downstream applications such as sequencing or PCR.
TempliPhi DNA Sequencing Template Amplification Kit offers the simplest solution to plasmid DNA preparation. Microgram quantities of DNA can be prepared from picogram amounts of purified DNA, colonies, or bacterial cultures using Phi29 DNA polymerase and rolling circle amplification. This unique approach removes the need for culture growth, resulting in high quality DNA templates with less than 20 min of hands-on time.
Amplified DNA can be used directly for sequencing with any chemistry and sequencing platform. TempliPhi Large Construct Kit has been specifically optimized for amplifying large constructs such as fosmids or BACs for sequencing. Unifor