Swift Biosciences Partners with SPT Labtech to Automate Liquid Handling of DNA Samples

Ann Arbor-based Swift Biosciences, which analyzes genetics to advance research in inherited diseases including cancer, has announced a collaboration with SPT Labtech in the United Kingdom, which provides liquid handling solutions for Swift’s work.
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SPT Labtech's Dragonfly Discovery
SPT Labtech will be able to use Swift Biosciences’ genetics analysis solutions in its Dragonfly Discovery, an automatic low-volume liquid dispensing system, through a new partnership. // Photo courtesy of SPT Labtech

Ann Arbor-based Swift Biosciences, which analyzes genetics to advance research in inherited diseases including cancer, has announced a collaboration with SPT Labtech in the United Kingdom, which provides liquid handling solutions for Swift’s work.

SPT will use Swift’s gene preparation kits in its Mosquito Genomics, an automatic pipette system for handling liquid, and Dragonfly Discovery, an automatic low-volume liquid dispensing system. A gene is a part of an organism’s DNA that determines a characteristic.

“Swift library prep kits enable new insights in areas such as cancer research, infectious disease, and immune response,” says Joby Jenkins, director of product strategy at SPT. “We look forward to helping scientific teams around the world generate new insights at a reduced cost.”

The partnership will expand the preparation solutions available for use on the SPT instruments.

“The SPT Labtech instruments enable labs to scale projects confidently by generating multiple replicates of each sample,” says Cris Kinross, director of market development at Swift. “Together, we deliver a turnkey solution that provides reproducible, consistent results which greatly reduces the chance of having to repeat the sequencing process.”

SPT’s products focus on sample management and liquid handling. The company has offices in Boston, India, and Japan.

Swift’s research tools are used in agrigenomics, infectious disease research, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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