will present a workshop on sequence enrichment using innovative microdroplet-based
solutions at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 58th Annual Meeting
in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 13th.
Recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have improved accuracy and dramatically
reduced cost. However, even with the improved efficiency of "second generation"
systems, sequencing thousands of human genomes across various phenotypes is
still economically unrealistic. To exploit the full potential of new sequencing
techniques, a robust method for isolating biologically relevant genomic loci
on the megabase scale will be required.
Analogous to what the massively parallel sequencing technologies have done to
improve the efficiency of DNA sequencing, RainDance Technologies has developed
a platform to enable the use of PCR for high-throughput amplification of targeted
The workshop at ASHG 2008 will explain the application of this new technology.
"The Sequence Enrichment application leverages our RainStorm(TM) technology
to manipulate picoliter volume droplets in disposable chips. We will present
the use of this novel method for enrichment of genomic loci with minimal selection
bias prior to sequencing, demonstrating the utility of this approach for the
routine application of targeted sequencing," said Jeff Olson, Manager of
Nucleic Acid Applications, RainDance Technologies. Olson will lead the workshop.
To register for the workshop, "Sequence Enrichment Using Droplet-Based
Microfluidics," visit: www.raindancetechnologies.com/ashgworkshop. The
workshop will be held at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 58th
Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia
Marriott, 4th floor, Room 411.
To learn more about RainDance Technologies and its revolutionary new RainStorm(TM)
innovative microdroplet-based technology, visit booth 825 at ASHG 2008, or the
company's website at www.raindancetech.com.