Twist Bioscience Showcases Next-Generation Sequencing Solutions at the 2019 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Meeting

February 28, 2019

Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the availability of new product solutions for its Twist Human Core Exome Kit and Twist Custom Panels next-generation sequencing (NGS) target enrichment workflows, allowing customers to move from sample to sequencer in a single day. Twist will showcase these new features at the 2019 Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting from February 28, 2019 to March 2, 2019 in Florida. During the meeting, several customers will demonstrate their use of Twist’s NGS library preparation and target enrichment solutions for a wide variety of applications.

“Our customers consistently dive deep to explore genetic variability and uncover disease-causing mutations, elucidating biology and studying pathways involved in disease,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. “Our NGS products provide uniform amplification and coverage of target sequences, lowering the overall sequencing costs as confirmed by many customers. By continuously innovating our product line to meet evolving research needs, we believe our products can enable the full range of healthcare applications, from surveillance to identification to monitoring.”

Twist’s enhanced NGS target enrichment product line, available to Early Access customers, can offer dramatic time savings by accelerating hybridization to as little as 15 minutes, is designed to seamlessly integrate into any automation workflow and is compatible with Covaris fragmentation for FFPE and other highly-degraded samples. In addition, Twist’s quality management systems governing the design and manufacture of its NGS Target Enrichment Panels received ISO 9001:2015 and 13485:2016 certification, allowing Twist to support customers in more regulated markets that require this certification.

New products include Twist Fast Hybridization and Wash Kit, Twist Universal Blockers to allow flexible blocking and improved on-target capture; the Twist Universal Adapter System, to maximize performance for library preparation; and, the Twist Mechanical Fragmentation Library Prep Kit for highly-degraded samples.