(ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March 26, 2019) Swift Biosciences today announced the launch of its Swift Hybridization Capture Kits, enabling enrichment and sequencing of the human exome or subsets of disease-related genes involved in cancer and inherited diseases. Swift Hybridization Capture Kits save sequencing costs by targeting only genes of interest using a 4-hour capture, while delivering the breadth and depth of coverage required for comprehensive yet sensitive genomic profiling.

This product includes gene-specific capture probes and supporting hybridization and wash reagents, including beads and blockers. When used in conjunction with Swift’s portfolio of library preparation kits including library adapters with molecular identifiers, labs have a variety of complete workflow options to convert input DNA into targeted Illumina®-compatible libraries in a 1.5-day workflow. For example, the Swift 2S Turbo Kit + Swift Exome Panel enables a fast automation-friendly enzymatic fragmentation workflow that provides higher coverage uniformity of the exome than competitors at low nanogram input quantities.