Uncover Novel Viruses
Uncover Novel Viruses
Uncover Novel Viruses
OVERVIEW DATA DATA ANALYSIS ORDERING & SPECS RESOURCES
OVERVIEW

Discover New Viral Species

The pandemic emergence of SARS-CoV-2 highlighted the need for improved tools for detecting and surveilling novel viral pathogens.

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel offers a complete target enrichment solution that allows researchers to quickly identify and characterize novel and highly evolved viruses in a variety of sample types.

Detection
Comprehensive Detection of Novel Viral Species
Over 1M unique probes target 3,153 viral genomes
Capture ssDNA, dsDNA, dsRNA, and ssRNA viruses
Virus Discovery
Novel Variant Discovery
Exhaustive panel design spans human and non-human viral pathogens
Long probes provide high mismatch tolerance for novel variant discovery
Screening
End-to-end Virus Screening Solution
Straightforward analysis with One Codex
Quickly generate data reports and publication-ready figures
DETECT NEW AND EVOLVED VIRAL SPECIES

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel covers reference sequences for 3,153 viruses, including 15,488 different strains. Examples of viruses that can be detected include:

Adenoviruses

Coronaviruses

Herpesviruses

Influenza A & B

Noroviruses

Papillomaviruses

Parvoviruses

Picornaviruses

Poxviruses

Retroviruses

Rhabdoviruses
 

See all families here

Discover New Viral Species

The pandemic emergence of SARS-CoV-2 highlighted the need for improved tools for detecting and surveilling novel viral pathogens.

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel offers a complete target enrichment solution that allows researchers to quickly identify and characterize novel and highly evolved viruses in a variety of sample types.

Detection
Comprehensive Detection of Novel Viral Species
Over 1M unique probes target 3,153 viral genomes
Capture ssDNA, dsDNA, dsRNA, and ssRNA viruses
Virus Discovery
Novel Variant Discovery
Exhaustive panel design spans human and non-human viral pathogens
Long probes provide high mismatch tolerance for novel variant discovery
Screening
End-to-end Virus Screening Solution
Straightforward analysis with One Codex
Quickly generate data reports and publication-ready figures
DETECT NEW AND EVOLVED VIRAL SPECIES

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel covers reference sequences for 3,153 viruses, including 15,488 different strains. Examples of viruses that can be detected include:

Adenoviruses

Coronaviruses

Herpesviruses

Influenza A & B

Noroviruses

Papillomaviruses

Parvoviruses

Picornaviruses

Poxviruses

Retroviruses

Rhabdoviruses
 

See all families here

DATA
Comprehensive Novel Virus Detection

We pulled reference sequences from the RefSeq, FluDB, and VIPR databases to design the 1,052,421 unique probes that make up the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel. 

The panel broadly spans every viral family that contains at least one virus known to affect humans, including adenoviruses, coronaviruses, flaviviruses, noroviruses, influenza viruses, and more. 

In addition to targeting human-infective viruses, the panel also covers animal viruses (e.g., bat coronaviruses). This enables the discovery of novel viral species regardless of origin.

Its sheer breadth allows the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel to detect novel and evolved viral strains, including those related to a June 2020 outbreak of H1N1 influenza in swine workers.

Comprehensive Novel Virus Detection
Detect highly divergent viral sequences

Natural selection of coronavirus spike and influenza hemagglutinin (HA) glycoproteins in animals facilitated the zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and H1N1 influenza to humans. 

Here, we show that the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel can be used to successfully detect these hard-to-capture sequences, including the spike region of a recently discovered coronavirus (RoBat-CoV GCCDC1 Singapore) and a HA segment isolated from a June 2020 outbreak of H1N1 influenza in swine workers. 

Our panel resulted in >99.8% coverage of each sequence to at least 1x depth.
 

Detect highly divergent viral sequences
Enrichment of Novel Viruses

We defined the mismatch sensitivity of the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel by generating a series of HA segments to contain defined levels of sequence variation ranging from 5% to 30% variation from a wild-type HA segment.

Total capture was achieved at 1x coverage in samples with up to 10% sequence variation. Together, these data demonstrate that the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel can capture highly evolved viral sequences. 

Enrichment of Novel Viruses
Multiplex detection of diverse viruses

Multiplex detection of viruses is possible with the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel, enabling metagenomic applications in a variety of sample types. 

In a co-infection assay, the panel successfully captured four different virus types (Astrovirus - ssRNA, BK virus - dsDNA, Bocavirus - ssDNA and Picobirnavirus - dsRNA) spiked into human RNA with only 1.2 M reads.   
 

Multiplex detection of diverse viruses
Comprehensive Novel Virus Detection

We pulled reference sequences from the RefSeq, FluDB, and VIPR databases to design the 1,052,421 unique probes that make up the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel. 

The panel broadly spans every viral family that contains at least one virus known to affect humans, including adenoviruses, coronaviruses, flaviviruses, noroviruses, influenza viruses, and more. 

In addition to targeting human-infective viruses, the panel also covers animal viruses (e.g., bat coronaviruses). This enables the discovery of novel viral species regardless of origin.

Its sheer breadth allows the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel to detect novel and evolved viral strains, including those related to a June 2020 outbreak of H1N1 influenza in swine workers.

Comprehensive Novel Virus Detection
Detect highly divergent viral sequences

Natural selection of coronavirus spike and influenza hemagglutinin (HA) glycoproteins in animals facilitated the zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and H1N1 influenza to humans. 

Here, we show that the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel can be used to successfully detect these hard-to-capture sequences, including the spike region of a recently discovered coronavirus (RoBat-CoV GCCDC1 Singapore) and a HA segment isolated from a June 2020 outbreak of H1N1 influenza in swine workers. 

Our panel resulted in >99.8% coverage of each sequence to at least 1x depth.
 

Detect highly divergent viral sequences
Enrichment of Novel Viruses

We defined the mismatch sensitivity of the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel by generating a series of HA segments to contain defined levels of sequence variation ranging from 5% to 30% variation from a wild-type HA segment.

Total capture was achieved at 1x coverage in samples with up to 10% sequence variation. Together, these data demonstrate that the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel can capture highly evolved viral sequences. 

Enrichment of Novel Viruses
Multiplex detection of diverse viruses

Multiplex detection of viruses is possible with the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel, enabling metagenomic applications in a variety of sample types. 

In a co-infection assay, the panel successfully captured four different virus types (Astrovirus - ssRNA, BK virus - dsDNA, Bocavirus - ssDNA and Picobirnavirus - dsRNA) spiked into human RNA with only 1.2 M reads.   
 

Multiplex detection of diverse viruses
Data Analysis
One Codex Analysis

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel includes access to the web analysis tool One Codex. In addition to supplying analysis support, this cloud-based tool allows users to document their novel virus discovery efforts with printable reports and publication-ready figures. 

One Codex simplifies the analysis of sequence data obtained using the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel. After uploading sequence data with a straightforward drag-and-drop interface, users can generate a report detailing their novel virus discovery results within minutes. Users can also customize the bioinformatics workflow with their own detection thresholds and interpretations. 

Purchase of the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel comes with everything needed to start analyzing your results with One Codex, including a coupon code and detailed instructions. Learn more about this streamlined microbial analysis platform at onecodex.com
 

One Codex Analysis
One Codex Analysis

The Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel includes access to the web analysis tool One Codex. In addition to supplying analysis support, this cloud-based tool allows users to document their novel virus discovery efforts with printable reports and publication-ready figures. 

One Codex simplifies the analysis of sequence data obtained using the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel. After uploading sequence data with a straightforward drag-and-drop interface, users can generate a report detailing their novel virus discovery results within minutes. Users can also customize the bioinformatics workflow with their own detection thresholds and interpretations. 

Purchase of the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel comes with everything needed to start analyzing your results with One Codex, including a coupon code and detailed instructions. Learn more about this streamlined microbial analysis platform at onecodex.com
 

One Codex Analysis
ORDERING & SPECS
PRODUCT SKUS
103545 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 2 Reactions, Kit
103547 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 12 Reactions, Kit
103458 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 96 Reactions, Kit
SPECIFICATIONS
Workflow Step Target Enrichment
Format dsDNA
Panel size 36.8 Mb
Content Viral sequences
Design Databases FluDB, RefSeq, VIPRdb
Storage Store at -5 to -30C
PRODUCT SKUS
103545 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 2 Reactions, Kit
103547 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 12 Reactions, Kit
103458 Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel with One Codex software, 96 Reactions, Kit
SPECIFICATIONS
Workflow Step Target Enrichment
Format dsDNA
Panel size 36.8 Mb
Content Viral sequences
Design Databases FluDB, RefSeq, VIPRdb
Storage Store at -5 to -30C
RESOURCES