The Ion Chef™ System features
- Automated template preparation and chip loading
- Cartridge-based reagent system
- Sample- and reagent-tracking capability
- Intuitive user interface
- On-board diagnostics
Simplify the Ion Torrent™ NGS Workflow
The Ion Chef™ System simplifies the Ion Torrent™ next generation sequencing workflow by integrating several manual and instrument steps into a single process. The Ion Chef™ System workflow incorporates: amplification mix preparation, emulsification, amplification, breaking, enrichment, washing, sequencing prep, and chip preparation & loading. The intuitive touch-screen interface provides easy access for users with any experience level.
Minimize Variability & Load Chips Reproducibly
The Ion Chef™ System provides reproducible chip loading for users with any experience level by automating multiple manual chip-loading steps. The sophisticated visual system inside the Ion Chef™ System is designed to help reduce user-introduced error and variability by providing barcode reading and positive ID of samples, chips, and reagents. The visual system performs the set-up check before the run, as well as the reagents and consumables load and unload check, calibration, and diagnostics.
Save Time and Labor
The Ion Chef™ System enables significant time and labor savings by offering: 1) quick and easy set-up that typically requires less than 15 minutes hands-on time, and 2) loading of up to two chips in a single-day workflow.
Support for All Ion Torrent™ Sequencing Workflows
The flexible Ion Chef™ System is designed to provide automated, consistent template preparation for sequencing on Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ systems using any of the corresponding chips*, or template preparation and sequencing chemistries.
(*) The content herein may relate to products that have not been officially released and is subject to change without notice.