Cynvenio offers cfDNA purification upgrade
Cynvenio Biosystems announced the availability of the Concordia cell-free DNA purification sample preparation upgrade for its multitemplate analysis LiquidBiopsy platform. When coupled with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing systems, Cynvenio’s workflow provides a comprehensive molecular characterization of tumor cell DNA for cancer research samples from a standard blood draw.
The Concordia option, which consists of a hardware module and a software upgrade, is available to early access customers through the company’s partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific. The module can be installed by users on LiquidBiopsy units already deployed in clinical research labs, and the software upgrade is installed remotely. Cynvenio’s cfDNA upgrade package enables users to purify DNA from whole blood using Thermo Fisher’s Applied Biosystems MagMax Cell-Free DNA Isolation Kit, an integrated system designed to simplify, standardize, and accelerate preparation of samples derived from various sources for downstream molecular analysis. Full commercial release of the upgrade kit is scheduled for the spring.