RainDance Technologies' ThunderStorm system is an automated high-throughput targeted sequencing solution designed to enable researchers to determine all variation contained in any region of the genome.
The system supports a wide range of sequencing applications, including
candidate gene screening, genome-wide association study (GWAS) follow-up,
deep sequencing of heterogeneous tumor samples, medical genetics, and
targeted methylation analysis.
The system is a next-generation targeted sequencing solution that overcomes
the limitations of traditional multiplex amplification and hybridization
methods with increased accuracy and greater coverage uniformity. The system
is capable of simultaneously generating millions of unique droplet-based
single molecule PCR reactions for targeting disease-specific loci.
With “walk-away” capabilities for automatically processing up to 96 samples
per run, the system offers higher daily sample throughput with lower costs
and hands-on time when compared to current enrichment methods. Using the
system's unique smart consumables, researchers can process two samples per
chip and eliminate sequencing library preparation costs.
The system is compatible with all next-generation sequencing platforms.