Find useful information about Samplix products, including manuals, technical notes, instructional videos, and safety data sheets.

Bioinformatics tools

We provide a suite of bioinformatics tools to our customers to support sequencing workflows. The tools include calculators to predict enrichment, primer designers for the detection and validation sequences, and software for downstream tasks, such as base calling, reference downloads, and generating reports. Learn more on our dedicated tools page.

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Manuals and quick guides

Xdrop Manual

  •  Xdrop Manual version 6.1

Contains workflows for producing droplets with Xdrop DE20, Xdrop DE50, or Xdrop SE85 Cartridges to contain living microbial cells, living mammalian cells, fragments of DNA, or other biological material.

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Xdrop Sort Manual

  •  Xdrop Sort Manual: coming soon

Contains workflows for producing droplets with Xdrop DE20 or Xdrop SE85 Cartridges to contain living microbial cells, fragments of DNA, or other biological material; and for sorting droplets containing such material with Xdrop DE20 Sort Cartridges.

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Quick guides

The quick guides summarize the steps for producing and breaking the various droplet types in a handy single-page document.

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Technical notes

This section includes technical notes describing experiments that establish some of the capabilities of our Xdrop microfluidics system.

Featured technical note for functional analysis of cells:
DE20 and DE50 droplets are compatible with common growth media

Here, we report on the compatibility of Xdrop double-emulsion droplets (DE20 and DE50 droplets) with various media for growing bacteria,fungi, or mammalian cells as well as some solutions commonly used in cell biology.

The high success rate for droplet generation demonstrates that the Xdrop double-emulsion droplet system has the potential to encapsulate living bacterial, yeast or mammalian cells with a wide variety of growth media. 

Featured technical note for genomics:
Duplex Xdrop enrichment

To better elucidate the steps of the Xdrop workflow and how these are connected, we enriched DNA to sequence a well-known gene and highlight the outcome expectations at various milestones from sample preparation to read mapping.

BRCA2 is a human tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 13. The protein it codes for is responsible for DNA repair. BRCA2 is involved in preventing genomic rearrangements that can be oncogenic, and many of the mutations identified to date in this gene correlate with increased risk of cancer.

Xdrop technical notes

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Xdrop DE20 and DE50 droplets are compatible with common growth media

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Xdrop DE20 and DE50 droplet properties support cell workflows

Samplix Xdrop TechNote Improved WGA Jan 2022

Improved whole genome amplification with Xdrop

BRCA2 Milestones Tech note V1.0

Duplex Xdrop enrichment

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Benchmarking Xdrop

Xdrop fact sheets

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Fact sheet on using Xdrop for cell-focused workflows

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Fact sheet on Xdrop DE and SE droplets

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Xdrop fact sheet

Xdrop Sort flyer

Xdrop Sort fact sheet

2007 Samplix technote benchmarking v1.0

Benchmarking Xdrop


Learn more about the process and product in these videos. 

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Samplix Technology - Indirect Sequence Capture with Xdrop

Learn about how you can enrich for long DNA fragments on your region of interest using the Xdrop technology. Using a short Detection Sequence (around 150 bp) you can Indirectly Capture long fragments (more than 100 kb long), select and amplify them for sequencing on long or short read platforms.

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How does Xdrop work? A tour in the lab

Xdrop workflow encompasses two main processes: Indirect Sequence Capture using double emulsion droplets and Multiple displacement amplification in single emulsion droplets. You start with nanograms of high molecular weight DNA and end with micrograms of enriched long DNA fragments.

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Xdrop- Droplet PCR for Indirect Sequence Capture

The Xdrop instrument makes it easy to enrich long DNA fragments for targeted long- and short-read sequencing. The first stage of the Xdrop enrichment process involves partitioning DNA into millions of double emulsion droplets using the Xdrop instrument. These droplets are highly stable and are suitable for PCR cycling and flow cytometry sorting. This simple protocol makes it possible for any laboratory to start enriching for their DNA target of choice.

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Xdrop - Multiple Displacement Amplification in droplets (dMDA)

The Xdrop instrument from Samplix makes it easy unbiased amplification of single DNA molecules. Each molecule is partitioned into separated single emulsion droplets, where the amplification occurs.
Multiple displacement amplification in droplets compared to bulk, provides a much uniform coverage, no inter-template chimeras and no preferential template amplification.