Twist Announces Availability of Next-Generation Sequencing Target Enrichment Panel for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research
“By identifying the mutations that the virus accumulates as it spreads throughout the world, we can use this evolution as a ‘molecular fingerprint’ to understand the transmission of disease as well as the public health implications for preventing further spread,” said
“We are committed to delivering new tools for this critical research which can inform our decisions both today and into the future,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of
Using its silicon-based DNA synthesis platform, Twist now offers a suite of research products for the study of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Twist is offering its newest target enrichment panel in three reaction sizes to facilitate various workflows, with synthetic double-stranded DNA probes covering the entire length of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Twist’s quality management systems for the design and manufacture of the SARS-CoV-2 Research Panels for medical device applications are ISO 13485:2016 certified.
Twist SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel, 2 Reactions, Kit - SKU: 102016
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Twist SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel, 96 Reactions, Kit - SKU: 102018
NGS for Virus Detection
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) offers high-throughput, specific identification of infections in a variety of sample types including blood, nasal swab, and feces. In the case of viral infections, however, obtaining genetic material sufficient for sequencing can be a challenge due to the extremely low levels of virus often present. In these situations, target enrichment which uses DNA-based hybridization probes to isolate specific sequences out of a mixed genomic sample can increase the sensitivity and specificity of NGS-based efforts. The Twist SARS-CoV-2 research panel provides excellent limit of detection in challenging samples due to the advanced probe design and coverage uniformity.
Additional Products for Coronavirus
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The company is also synthesizing Clonal Genes and Gene Fragments that enable quick development of subunit vaccines from one or more antigen-presenting viral gene or peptide sequences, bypassing the need for scientists to handle live and potentially dangerous pathogens and eliminating the time needed to clone DNA fragments. The company remains committed to continued innovation and delivery of products to meet the evolving needs of the research community.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein, including without limitation Twist’s ability to deliver its SARS-CoV-2 panel and synthetic SARS-CoV-2 RNA controls to its customers, are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that may cause Twist Bioscience’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties of the ability to attract new customers and retain and grow sales from existing customers; risks and uncertainties of rapidly changing technologies and extensive competition in synthetic biology could make the products