Monday, January 9, 2017

New Chemistry and Software for Sequel System Improve Read Length, Lower Project Costs

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of our chemistry, SMRT Cells, and software for the Sequel System. The V4 software, V2 chemistry, and SMRT Cells tuned for the new sequencing chemistry kits will be available on January 23rd. These new releases allow the system to achieve mean read lengths of 10-18 kb, with half of the data in reads >20 kb, and throughput of 5-8 Gb. This enhancement improves results for important applications such as structural variant detection, targeted sequencing, metagenomics, minor variant detection, and isoform sequencing. The software release includes updates to the base…

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