What are the differences between a ready-to-use panel and a custom panel?

Ready-to-use panels are initiated and designed by the Paragon Genomics R&D team that aim to provide the best solutions to specific research areas and/or clinical needs. The contents of these panels, as well as the performance, are internally validated to ensure that it passes our high standards. Custom panels are designed to satisfy the need …

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Is there a minimum number of targets for a custom panel design?

Short answer is no. We have designed panels that contain as little as 2 amplicons and we can also offer single-amplicon options. However, it is recommended that a panel contains at least 10 amplicons per pool, to best utilize our multiplex capabilities, and to achieve the best sequencing results from our technology.

What is the upper amplicon count limit for a custom CleanPlex panel and a CleanPlex UMI panel?

We are yet to reach our limit of multiplexibility in our current portfolio of a wide range of panels. For standard CleanPlex technology, we have designed and delivered panels of up to 20,000 amplicons (approx. 400-genes) with great performance. Panels with higher amplicon targets may require more primer pools, which in tern require more DNA. …

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What is the uniformity of a typical CleanPlex target enrichment library?

The uniformity ( ≥ 0.2X mean depth) of most CleanPlex libraries are greater than 95%. For example, the observed uniformity (at ≥ 0.2X mean depth) of the CleanPlex OncoZoom Panel is greater than 99% for both NA12878 (a genomic DNA standard) and Horizon Discovery’s HD780 (a cfDNA standard) (see plots below).