NEBNext® Automation

As sequencing instrument capacity is increasing, and the ever-growing range of sequencing applications is demanding expanded sample preparation throughputs, many NGS users are turning to automation. Manual preparation and quantitation of large numbers of libraries can result in a sequencing workflow bottleneck, and automation of these protocols is an important, and increasingly popular, option.

Advantages of automation include:
  • Increased throughput
  • Improved reproducibility
  • Increased speed
  • Reduced hands-on time
  • Reduced Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) incidence
NEBNext® products are developed with automation in mind:
  • Fewer components simplify automation setup
  • Streamlined workflows minimize tip consumption and chances for pipetting errors
  • Less clean-up bead consumption results in a lower cost-per-reaction
  • Low input amount capability (ng for DNA/RNA, pg for ChIP) improves sequencing results with less sample
  • Robust reagents improve overall library yields
  • Sufficient kit component fill volumes for automation protocols improves usability
NEBNext kits have been automated by multiple automation platform providers, including Beckman Coulter®, Hamilton®, PerkinElmer®, Eppendorf®, Agilent® and Tecan®. Application notes are available in Other Tools & Resources, below.

E. coli K12 gDNA control libraries constructed with the NEBNext Ultra DNA automated method on the Biomek® platform

Traces from the Agilent® 2200 TapeStation, using D1000 ScreenTape, of six E. coli K12 control libraries show consistent performance. For more information see the Application Note Automated DNA Library Construction Using the NEBNext Ultra DNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina® on the Beckman Coulter Biomek FXP Automated Liquid Handler

Checker Board Test for Cross-Contamination with the Hamilton STARlet™ platform

E. coli DNA samples and water samples. The representative data of a 48 sample run reveal no cross contamination between individual wells. For more information see the Application Note: Automated Library Preparation using NEBNext® Ultra™ DNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina® (E7370) on the HAMILTON STAR Line

ION TORRENT™ is a trademark of Life Technologies, Inc.
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HAMILTON® is a registered trademark and STARLETTM is a trademark of the Hamilton company.
PERKINELMER® is a registered trademark of PerkinElmer, Inc.
ILLUMINA® is a registered trademark of Illumina, Inc.
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Application Notes for NEBNext® Automation
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