Hamilton and Bionano Genomics announce ultra-high molecular weight DNA extraction automation solution for OGM

July 26, 2022
The companies collaborated to create workflow.

Hamilton and Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced the collaborative development of the Long String VANTAGE for the isolation of Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) DNA for use in optical genome mapping (OGM).

UHMW DNA extraction is generally performed manually by highly-trained and experienced laboratory personnel, limiting volume and application in routine sample preparation.

The companies have developed an automation solution for UHMW DNA extraction.

Running the Bionano Prep SP Blood and Cell Culture DNA Isolation Kit, customers can obtain up to 12 UHMW DNA samples in less than 4 hours with high consistency and reproducibility. This workflow has the potential to double manual output, with increased confidence in sample yields and DNA quality. The companies plan to collaborate with select clinical research laboratories to test and further develop applications for the use of the Long String VANTAGE and the Bionano Prep SP kits,and anticipate commercial release of some of these workflows by the end of 2022.

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