NGS Data Management for Ion Torrent™ on the Platform for Science

Out-of-the-Box Solution for Ion Torrent Workflows

A new solution for NGS workflows for Ion Torrent™, a Thermo Fisher Scientific™ brand, is now available in the Marketplace. The solution is comprised of new and revised applications designed to streamline NGS workflows. The applications work together out-of-the-box, to enable your NGS lab to work with your Ion Chef™ System or Ion OneTouch™ systems, and the Ion PGM™ System, Ion Proton™ System, and Ion S5/S5 XL™. Easy to read dashboards and point and click navigation, make the Ion Torrent solution easy for end users and appropriate for research or clinical use.

The solution manages your workflows and tracks all metadata while establishing a full chain of custody for all sample prep activities. Samples seamlessly move from one step to the next, allowing researchers to track where samples are in a process.

Patient and Sample Accessioning

The Patient and Sample Accessioning app is used to accession and process nucleic acids for downstream Ion library preparation with either the Ion Chef or Ion OneTouch. The app is used for sample data and process management including creating patients, accessioning patient samples, and tracking samples. Sample metadata as well as project tracking data can be tracked with this application.

RT-PCR Management

The new RT-PCR Management app gives your lab flexibility, by allowing you to manage RNA samples that need to be reverse transcribed to cDNA prior to NGS library preparation. The app automates PCR master mix calculations, reducing the risk of human error. It also provides full sample traceability in addition to tracking reagents, scientists, and instruments involved in the workflow.

Ion AmpliSeq™ Library Prep

The Ion AmpliSeq™ Library Prep app prepares NGS samples for amplicon-based targeted sequencing. It is used in the creation of Ion libraries for downstream sequencing on the Ion PGM System. The app captures all metadata generated from the creation of libraries, including reagent kits, and instruments used for downstream template preparation and chip loading. This app establishes a full chain of custody for all sample prep activities and provides a searchable archive for tracking the quality and reliability of your processes.

Ion Template Preparation and Sequencing

The Ion Template Preparation and Sequencing app tracks sample prep, enrichment and sequencing using details necessary to generate the Ion PGM planned run file. It gives your visibility into users, data captured, and when steps were completed. The Ion Template Enrichment and PGM Sequencing app simplifies the tracking and execution of steps fundamental to preparing for, and executing an Ion PGM sequencing run.

These applications can be found in the Marketplace to create an out-of-the-box Ion Torrent Solution. Marketplace solutions for Ion Torrent and other vendor technologies can work hand-in-hand on the Platform for Science.