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April 27, 2023

Automating the ForenSeq kits on the Aurora Biomed VERSA 1100 liquid handling workstation

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a paradigm-shifting technology that provides higher accuracy, greater throughput, and more applications than historic methods like capillary electrophoresis (CE). In forensic practice, NGS library preparation for sequencing has been identified as a significant bottleneck to broader adoption. Automation solutions can perform complex protocols with high reproducibility, leading to both reduced error rates and lower contamination risks associated with human interaction with the reagents and samples. The Aurora VERSA 1100 is a highly accurate liquid handling robot that has been configured for high throughput NGS applications and can deliver superior results.

This presentation will cover the configuration and layout of the Aurora VERSA 1100 liquid handling workstation along with compatible ForenSeq library preparation kits. Studies showing comparable results from manual and automated workflows across key performance criteria such as contamination, reproducibility, repeatability, and sensitivity across a range of DNA inputs will be shared. DNA Labs International will review their experience with the VERSA 1100 and present their performance data with various ForenSeq kits.

In this webinar you'll see:

  • Features and benefits of the Aurora VERSA 1100 liquid handling station
  • Compatible ForenSeq workflows 
  • Real performance data and feedback


Lisbeth Colon

Senior DNA Analyst DNA Labs International

Priyanka Minhas

Application Scientist Aurora Biomed