VirusHunter™ Assays

SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Multiplex Pathogen Detection

Introducing New VirusHunter™ Assays

SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing on QuadCore™ chips

Fast multiplex pathogen detection on ATOM™ chips

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QuadCore™ Chips

Flexible, Accurate Sequencing

QuadCore™ chips are available as 8, 24, 48, or 98 chips packaged on 384-well plates to suit your needs.  The VirusHunter™ ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing Assay uses a multiplex tiling RT-PCR reaction originally developed by the ARTIC Network. These RT-PCR products are read out on QuadCore™ DNA sequencing chips with astounding accuracy. Core 0 of the QuadCore™ chip contains eight probes for each base in the SARS-CoV-2 genome; four probes (A, T, C, and G) on the sense strand, and four probes on the antisense strand. Cores 1-3 contain SARS-CoV-2 variant sequences and control sequences. Go from sample to sequence in under 24 hours using the quick sequencing workflow or 48 hours using the high sensitivity workflow.

Simple Output for Variant Tracking

Rapidly uncover important epidemiological and phylogenetic data with the VirusHunter™ variant calling output. The variant output file is automatically generated using VirusHunter™ software. It enables rapid sequence analysis and strain or clade determination using published variant data. Whole genome FASTA and FASTQ files are output at the same time to enable deeper sequencing analysis using custom pipelines.



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Product Sheet: VirusHunter™ ARTIC Sequencing Assay

Whole genome sequencing on QuadCore™ chips

Recent Publication: ARTIC Sequencing

Highly Accurate Chip-Based Resequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Clinical Samples

“Since the submission of the paper, the technology has further evolved with improved accuracy and sensitivity. The QuadCore sequencing technology is the best available technology for a large scale viral genome surveillance and monitoring viral variants. This could not only help control this pandemic and also prevent future pandemics.”

Dr. Jeremy Edwards, 
Professor and Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering,
Director of Bioinformatics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico

ATOM™ Chips

Little Chips, Big Impact

ATOM™ chips are available as 8, 24, 48, 96, or 384 chips packaged on 384-well plates for ease of use. Each 1mm x 1mm chip contains sequences for the detection of 56 pathogens, 16 antibiotic resistance genes, and 6 controls. Assays using these chips can be customized to suit your needs.