Promega launches benchtop CE DNA analyzer

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

September 1, 2020 -- Promega has debuted Spectrum Compact CE, a benchtop capillary electrophoresis (CE) instrument.

Developed in collaboration with Hitachi High-Tech, the personal CE system is an integrated DNA analysis instrument that enables Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis to be performed by life scientists at the bench, according to Promega. Other features include flexible run scheduling, separate plug-and-play consumables, and on-site installation and operational training, Promega said.

cientists in labs of all sizes can perform Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis at their bench, thanks to the new Spectrum Compact CE System launched by Promega and Hitachi High-Tech.
Scientists in labs of all sizes can perform Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis at their bench, thanks to the new Spectrum Compact CE System launched by Promega and Hitachi High-Tech. Image courtesy of Promega.

It supports applications such as microsatellite instability analysis, mixed sample analysis, forensic short tandem repeat (STR) analysis, and cell line authentication, Promega said. The instrument also can process up to 32 samples in a single run and can be controlled by either the integrated touchscreen or by additional software that allows access from any registered computer on the same network, according to the company.

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