Leymus Genomics and Loop Genomics were at ESHG 2019

Thanks again to all the wonderful people who visited us at this year’s European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) conference in Gothenburg. We were overwhelmed by all the positive feedback Leymus Genomics had with Loop Genomics’ stand, and we enjoyed talking to all of you. Indira Wu, Loop’s Director of Molecular Biology, had a sold-out presentation at ESHG on the principles and applications of the LoopSeq kits. If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, please see the video below or you can download the slide deck. The last 10 minutes is a very exciting Q&A – we know it’s mind-blowing (!) that you can actually do long-read sequencing on an Illumina sequencer. ESHG said they’d never seen such a turnout for a first-time presenter at a satellite meeting!


Slide deck: Loop Genomics ESHG slide deck


Loop Genomics has developed a synthetic long-read sequencing technology that leverages existing Illumina® short read sequencers coupled with LoopSeq® barcoding technology to enable single-molecule, long-read sequencing on any Illumina® infrastructure. The benefits include: 

  • Synthetic long-read NGS kit
  • Uses your existing Illumina sequencer – no extra instruments
  • Multiplex single-tube workflow
  • Consensus error correction – error rates reduced 40x vs short reads
  • Full isoform mapping for transcriptome research
  • True quantitative results due to transcript counting using UMIs and full-length reads
  • Better resolution on species and strain level for microbiome research

You can learn more here: https://www.loopgenomics.com/learn


Leymus Genomics is the distributor of the LoopSeq kits in northern Europe, so please get in contact with us if you feel you or your company could benefit from getting long-read data from your Illumina short-read sequencers with just a kit including free and intuitive software  – no additional hardware.