Simple, reproducible template
preparation and chip loading

The Ion Chef™ System simplifies the workflow for Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ systems, providing an automated, high-throughput research solution for reproducible template preparation and chip loading.

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Simplified workflow

  • Simplifies and automates template preparation and chip loading in a single system
  • Delivers easy setup and operation with intuitive touch screen interface

Reduced variability

  • Enables reproducible chip loading for users of any experience level
  • Provides sample and reagent tracking with onboard tracking system

Helps save time and labor

  • Delivers walk-away automation with typically just 15 minutes of setup time
  • Helps increase your lab’s productivity with the ability to perform overnight runs

The Ion Chef™ System simplifies the Ion Torrent™ next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow by integrating automated template preparation and chip loading in a single instrument for maximum efficiency and throughput. Simply select the run parameters using the intuitive touch screen interface, load the library samples, reagents, and consumables, and go.

Ion Chef™ System Workflow

1 Preparation


Ion Chef

  • Load reagents & consumables
  • Load library samples
  • Set run parameters
2 Automated template preparation and chip loading
Ion Chef System

  • Library amplification
  • ISP recovery & enrichment
  • Chip loading

3 Sequencing



Ion PGM, Ion Proton

Run sequence on either:
  • Ion PGM™ System
  • Ion Proton System


Compatible with both the Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ systems, the Ion Chef™ System supports all Ion chip types, providing flexibility for any project type and size, including use of Ion AmpliSeq™ libraries for targeted DNA or RNA sequencing.

The Ion Chef™ System supports:

Instrument

Ion Chip

Read Length

Key Research Applications

Ion PGM™ System

Ion 314™ Chip

Up to 400 bp

Targeted DNA sequencing, targeted RNA sequencing, small RNA sequencing, de novo microbial sequencing, bacterial typing, viral typing, metagenomics, sequencing by genotyping

Ion 316™ Chip

Ion 318™ Chip

Ion Proton™ System

Ion PI™ Chip

Up to 200 bp

Exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, copy number analysis