The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has underscored the need for infrastructure that can be used to identify and track pathogen variation. To date, PCR has been the standard method adopted for this surveillance work because it is relatively straightforward to implement. However, strain variation can prove challenging in the context of emerging new variants by requiring continual primer redesign. Molecular inversion probe capture is a fundamentally different technology that obviates the need for primer redesign because of its redundant amplicon tiling approach, while also offering even greater workflow simplicity.
In this webinar, Michael Zody and Scott Parker will discuss their surveillance findings and how they have navigated their labs through the pandemic. They will highlight their experience applying molecular inversion probe technology to this surveillance work on both the Illumina and PacBio sequencing platforms.
Sponsored by Molecular Loop