The QIAseq Targeted DNA Panels have been developed as a complete Sample to Insight solution to enable digital DNA sequencing by utilizing molecular barcodes. Digital DNA sequencing is a unique approach to detect low-frequency variants with high confidence by overcoming the issues of PCR duplicates, false positives and library bias.
Each panel is a one-box, NGS platform-agnostic solution that contains all the necessary components to construct libraries from enriched genomic targets. Primer design is based on single primer extension, in which each genomic target is enriched by one target-specific primer and one universal primer – a strategy that removes conventional two target-specific primer design restriction and reduces the amount of required primers. All primers required for a panel are pooled into an individual primer pool to reduce panel handling and the number of pools required for enrichment and library construction. Platform-specific indexes, which are contained in a separate box, allow the multiplexing of up to 384 samples per sequencing run. The unique buffer and enzyme system used in the QIAseq targeted DNA panels has been optimized to achieve high coverage of GC-rich genomic regions.
The booster panel is a pool of up to 100 primers that can be used to boost the performance of certain primers in any panel (cataloged, extended, or custom), or to extend the contents of an existing custom panel. The primers are delivered as a single pool that can be spiked into the existing panel.
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