After slaving away all day at the bench just to run a handful of epigenetic assays, you’ve probably wished that there were some sort of robot around that could do most of the work for you. Now, Diagenode’s SX-8G IP-Star Compact Automation System turns that fantasy into a reality. The IP-Star Compact instrument harnesses the power of bead based magnetic separation to make short work of lab favorites from ChIP-Seq to hMeDIP, boosting reproducibility and overall output.
Better Living Through Automation
A few moments with the SX-8G IP-Star and you’ll feel like you’re living in a Jetson’s episode. Not only can you set up an experiment and walk away, avoiding hours of tedious steps, but this beauty reduces the learning curve associated with ChIP and DNA Methyaltion studies, so the newbies in your lab can get up to speed in a flash. You can run up to 16 samples in under 24 hours, and the whole process feeds seamlessly into familiar downstream sequencing, PCR or microarray applications, so you can churn out results like an assembly line.
The IP-Star Compact even has a snazzy touch screen interface, a little like the tablets everyone is using these days, which makes operating the machine simple. (There’s no word yet on if it can play Angry Birds, though.)
Epigenetic Assays Done Your Way
The IP-Star Compact is a multi-tasker’s dream that requires virtually no hands on time, but don’t worry that you’ll have to give up control of your experiments to an unthinking machine. IP-Star offers the flexibility to run a ton of applications, including:
- Sample Preparation
- MeDIP-seq and MethylCap-seq
- RNA-IP (coming soon)
- NGS Library Prep.
Plus, changes can easily be made to assay design or protocol parameters so you’re always in charge of the experiment.
Delivering IP-Star Performance
Convenience doesn’t count for much without the performance to match. IP-Star Compact proves it’s more than just a luxury by bringing improved results to the table. The system maximizes reproducibility between experiments, even those from different users, which really pays off in situations like ChIP replicate analysis or when going into downstream NGS. The IP-Star system also gives you:
- Lower cross contamination
- Less reagent carryover
- Fewer false positives
All of that, and you need less sample too. What’s not to like?
To find out more about the easy, convenient and powerful SX-8G IP-Star Compact System, check out the Diagenode website to see about getting your epigenetics lab automated.