Fast, Cost-effective and High-throughput Solutions for DNA Assembly

Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am PST

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In the last eight years the field of Synthetic Biology has erupted into a massive industry driving innovation in multiple disciplines, from sustainable materials to agricultural sciences. High-throughput automation is key to successful implementation of synthetic biology approaches in all disciplines. Supporting the Build segment of the Design-Build-Test cycle, the “tipless” Echo acoustic liquid handling technology from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences enables setup of DNA assembly reactions in a fraction of the time compared to tip-based liquid handlers.
The Echo 525 Liquid Handler can transfer down to 25 nL with high accuracy and precision. Automated SynBio workflows can be performed on the Echo in a fraction of standard reaction volumes, reducing reagent use and resulting in cost savings. Whether building DNA constructs with Gibson, Golden Gate or other assembly methods, contactless acoustic Echo liquid handlers create a high-throughput, fully automated system for pooling oligos, assembling DNA fragments and spotting colonies.
Key to successful, highly automated DNA assembly workflows is reliable, high-quality input material.  Beckman Coulter Life Sciences sister company Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is a major solution provider in Synthetic Biology. For more than 30 years IDT has developed innovative solutions for genomics and molecular biology research applications. In 2012, IDT launched gBlocks™ Gene Fragments, which quickly became the preferred double-stranded DNA fragment solution for gene and pathway assembly. IDT will be announcing the addition of an exciting new product to their gene fragment portfolio that will further enable successful high-throughput assembly and cloning of long DNA constructs.
Learn how the Echo 525 Liquid Handler from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, coupled with the latest synthetic biology products from IDT, can help researchers build larger constructs, pick fewer colonies and drive projects to completion faster.
Learning Objectives:
Gain knowledge of tools that enable fast and cost-effective gene assemblies
Explore low-volume gene assembly and QC methods
Learn about DNA fragment solutions for gene and pathway assembly