Standard BioTools Announces NGS Library Preparation as an Upgrade on the X9 High-Throughput Genomics System

Supporting discovery through screening, the X9 is the only system integrating real-time PCR and NGS library preparation

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Standard BioTools Inc. (Nasdaq:LAB), driven by a bold purpose – Unleashing tools to accelerate breakthroughs in human health – today announced the launch of NGS library preparation functionality on the X9™ High-Throughput Genomics System. For the first time ever, customers can perform real-time PCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS) library prep applications on a single benchtop system to support discovery through screening.

The X9 System, powered by proprietary microfluidics technology, delivers operational efficiency by enabling customers to generate up to 384 sequencing-ready barcoded libraries daily while reducing reagent and plastics use by nearly 100x relative to traditional plate-based protocols. This eliminates the need for bulky liquid handling robots that consume limited lab space, require custom configuration and use larger sample and reagent volumes.

“The newest X9 System showcases our commitment to our customers, ensuring that we are addressing their challenges and providing robust solutions that support and accelerate their research,” said Michael Egholm, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard BioTools. “This compact instrument improves a lab’s efficiency with walk-away automation that can produce NGS-ready libraries in about eight hours and qPCR data in under two hours.”

Customers can create their NGS libraries and assess their quality and quantity in a single workflow ahead of expensive NGS runs. This unified approach has the potential to catch any errors earlier and ensure that samples will not go to waste.

To learn more about the X9 System, watch the video and visit our website.

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About Standard BioTools Inc.
Standard BioTools Inc. (Nasdaq:LAB), previously known as Fluidigm Corporation, is driven by a bold purpose – Unleashing tools to accelerate breakthroughs in human health. Standard BioTools has an established portfolio of essential, standardized next-generation technologies that help biomedical researchers develop medicines faster and better. As a leading solutions provider, the company provides reliable and repeatable insights in health and disease using its proprietary mass cytometry and microfluidics technologies, which help transform scientific discoveries into better patient outcomes. Standard BioTools works with leading academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, plant and animal research, and clinical laboratories worldwide, focusing on the most pressing needs in translational and clinical research, including oncology, immunology, and immunotherapy. Learn more at or connect with us on Twitter®Facebook®LinkedIn, and YouTube™. Standard BioTools, the Standard BioTools logo, Fluidigm, the Fluidigm logo, “Unleashing tools to accelerate breakthroughs in human health,” Hyperion, Hyperion XTi, XTi, and X9 are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Standard BioTools Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Standard BioTools products are provided for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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