Operational barriers like complicated workflows and long turnaround times have hindered broad adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical oncology research. The new Ion Torrent Genexus System promises to address many of the current limitations of NGS. During this presentation, Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson from the University of Pennsylvania will discuss his early experience with the new Ion Torrent Genexus Sequencer and how the workflow could potentially simplify and speed up NGS-based oncologic testing in his laboratory. This will include preliminary studies evaluating the ease of use of the Genexus System as a sample-to-result platform for the identification of somatic variants in cancer, as well as determining performance characteristics of the system compared to the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM).
1. Participants will become familiar with basic aspects of the user experience with the Genexus system
2. Participants will learn about preliminary studies using a targeted panel and the Genexus system for the detection of somatic variants in cancer