Inc., a provider of innovative microdroplet-based solutions for human health
and disease research, today announced the commercial sale of an RDT 1000 and
Sequence Enrichment Solution to Expression Analysis, Inc., a leading provider
of genomic services for clinical trials and research.
The RainDance solution will enable Expression Analysis to expand its service
offerings to provide genomic researchers quality and efficient targeted sequencing
on large sample numbers.
“As the market leader in genomic outsourcing for gene expression, genotyping,
and resequencing analysis, we enable our service offerings using best-in-class
systems. RainDance Technologies is clearly in this class, and we are proud to
incorporate their technology to further expand our suite of services and look
forward to offering expanded DNA sequencing applications,” said Steve
McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of Expression Analysis.
The announcement marks the first sale of the RainDance solution to a service
provider. The solution consists of an RDT 1000, consumables kits, custom PCR
primer libraries, and expert training.
“As a leading genomic service provider, Expression Analysis’ decision
to embrace our platform accelerates the ability of researchers to access our
sequence enrichment technology,” said Christopher McNary, President and
Chief Executive Officer of RainDance Technologies.
The RDT 1000 and Sequence Enrichment Solution utilize RainDance’s breakthrough
RainStorm™ microdroplet-based technology platform. The simplicity and
speed of the technology are designed to maximize the efficiency of next-generation
DNA sequencing workflows. The RDT 1000 generates picoliter-volume PCR reactions
at the rate of 10 million discrete reactions per hour. The high-speed sample
processing is further enhanced by the fact that the Sequence Enrichment Solution
utilizes a library of PCR primers in droplets, enabling the amplification of
hundreds to thousands of genomic loci in a single tube. The RainStorm format
avoids the limitations of traditional multiplex hybridization and amplification
technologies. RainDance’s solution minimizes process-induced bias or error
and requires only a few micrograms of genomic DNA.