Unravelling the DNA or RNA sequence is of great significance for many applications such as diagnostics and research. Traditionally, the chain termination method developed by Frederick Sanger was the golden standard in sequencing. Great technical developments in the last decade have led to a huge advance in sequencing possibilities and speed. These newer techniques are commonly referred to as ‘next generation sequencing’ (NGS) and have drastically increased the sequencing throughput and reduced the cost of sequencing. Still, the Sanger sequencing is frequently used for smaller projects and for sequencing long DNA sequences.

GC biotech offers a wide range of products and automation solutions to optimize the results and workflow for both NGS applications and Sanger sequencing: size selection and clean-up with magnetic beads, handling of magnetic beads, library preparation, library quantification, and library amplification.