Comprehensive NGS library preparation solutions

NGS Library Preparation

A key element of Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) is high-quality library preparation. Illumina library prep protocols can accommodate a range of throughput needs, from lower-throughput protocols for small laboratories to fully automated library preparation workstations for large laboratories or genome centers.

Illumina offers comprehensive sequencing library preparation solutions for a wide variety of NGS methods, including whole-genome sequencing, targeted DNA sequencing, whole-transcriptome sequencing, targeted RNA sequencing, and more. These solutions support a variety of sample types, from cell lines to fresh tissue, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, blood, and other challenging sample types.

Illumina offers an extensive assortment of easy-to-use next-gen sequencing library preparation kits for DNA, RNA, and epigenetic sequencing studies. To find the right kit for your needs, use the selection tool below, or view a filterable list of library prep kits.

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Kits for Preparing NGS Libraries

For labs preparing large quantities of NGS libraries, liquid-handling robots and additional automation solutions provide high-throughput capacity and important quality control touch points. Visit the page below to learn more about Illumina-qualified sequencing library prep automation methods available through our partners.

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This guide will walk you through the range of automation tools that exist for NGS library preparation, and help you find the right solution for your needs.

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