Agilent have worked extremely hard to put together an automated solution for the preparation of next generation sequencing libraries. The system is based around the flexible components in Agilent Automation Solutions and allows preparation of libraries for Illumina, SOLiD and 454 systems. By starting from the basic Bravo system, users can build up to a true walkaway solution. In addition, the system can still be used for other laboratory procedures, e.g. qPCR set-up, dilutions, replications, sample purifications, sample labelling – you name it.
Please take a look at this new data sheet (PDF file) from Agilent about the SureSelect XT System, for library preparation and SureSelect target enrichment.