NuProbe’s Augury Custom NGS platform is designed to build the customized diagnostic solutions your biopharmaceutical company needs. Let us know your target biomarkers by contacting our scientists, or try Augury™, our easy-to-use custom panel builder tool. Panels can be built to cover either full exons or hotspot regions and detect copy number variants, insertions and deletions, single nucleotide variants, and microsatellite instability (MSI).

Our Process

NuProbe is with you from discovery to commercialization. Our design algorithm will construct the initial panel, which is then evaluated for feasibility by our scientists. Full support of our dedicated R&D staff is provided throughout the process of optimization and validation of your panel, ensuring that the final product delivers the results you need. Use Augury™, our Custom NGS Panel Builder below to get started — or contact our scientists for questions or assistance.

Augury™ Platform

Our platform utilizes our proprietary quantitative amplicon sequencing (QASeq) technology to detect mutations down to 0.2% VAF and copy number variants at 1.94/2.06 ploidy using small amounts of input DNA. QASeq utilizes unique molecular identifiers (UMIs) and PCR to accurately quantify these genetic variants. NuProbe’s chemistry has a high conversion yield (median >60%), allowing sensitive detection from small specimen inputs (30ng FFPE DNA, 8ng fresh/frozen DNA, 10ng cfDNA).

3 Easy Steps

  • 1 Select genes
  • 2 Review panel specifications
  • 3 Submit for quote

    Panel type: All exonsHotspot

    Panel Type: The customized panel can cover all exons or hotspots for the selected genes of interest. Hotspots in each gene are selected according to COSMIC database. If a specific list of genomic loci is requested for the customized panel, please leave comments when requesting for quote.

    Sample type: Tissue/cellCell-free DNA
    Sample Type: All types of clinical samples can be tested, including plasma, tissues or cells. Cell-free DNA derived from plasma requires shorter amplicons, which requires more primers and thus adds to cost.

    MSI: YesNoMicrosatellite instability (MSI) results from impaired DNA mismatch repair (MMR), and the presence of MSI represents phenotypic evidence that MMR is not functioning normally. Augury can detect MSI status by simultaneously analyzing 15-30 microsatellites in customized panel.


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    • Homology: the number of 60 nt fragments with homologous sequence in human genome (>95% bases matched)
      Hotspots: the number of mutations with more than 1.0% total cases for the gene according to COSMIC database
      COSMIC frequency: the number of cases for the most popular mutation in this exon according to COSMIC database

    Panel Details

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    Expected panel performance: Detects 0.2% VAF for mutations and indels, 1.94/2.06 ploidy for CNVs. Requires only 10ng input DNA. Full technical support from dedicated R&D scientists.

    • Panel type: All exons

    • Sample type: Tissue/cell

    • MSI: No

    • Number of genes in panel (max:30): 0
    • Estimated turnaround time: 3 months
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