Sage Science Introduces New Tools to Streamline and Enhance Library Prep Workflow

BEVERLY, Mass. — January 14, 2013 — Sage Science, a developer of life science products for improving sample preparation processes in molecular biology applications, today announced the launch of Pippin Link and Pippin Pulse, two new products designed to streamline library prep workflow and enhance the utility of the Pippin line of automated DNA size selection products.

The Pippin Link is an accessory for the Pippin Prep and BluePippin that lets users boost throughput by connecting up to eight instruments and controlling them from a single computer. This streamlines workflow and conserves bench space. The Pippin Pulse is a pulsed-field electrophoresis power supply for analytical gels. Based on the power supply of the BluePippin, Pippin Pulse is an affordable tool that lets researchers resolve DNA to 100 Kb and beyond. It uses a simple software interface that provides users full flexibility in developing their own field-inversion protocols.

“The trend we have seen is that scientists are buying multiple Pippin size selection instruments for their labs, so we developed the Pippin Link specifically for those customers to keep the process as simple and hands-off as possible,” said Chris Boles, Chief Scientific Officer of Sage Science. “Our other new release, Pippin Pulse, was designed for researchers who are trying to resolve very large DNA fragments and are looking for a low-cost, straightforward solution.”

Independent studies of size selection methods have repeatedly demonstrated that the Pippin platform offers unparalleled reproducibility, accuracy, and sample recovery. Precise size selection is critical for optimizing sequencing efficiency, improving genome assemblies, and reducing project costs.

“With the launch of these products, we’re pleased to be adding even more flexibility and multiplexing options for our customers,” said Alex Vira, Director of Marketing for Sage Science. “Precise size selection is a fundamental element for a successful sequencing project, and these new tools will improve researchers’ ability to get the best results with a more efficient workflow.”

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