The Sequel System provides higher throughput, more scalability, a reduced footprint and lower sequencing project costs compared to the PacBio RS II System, while maintaining the existing benefits of the company's SMRT Technology.
Researchers at McGill University have developed two different protocols for sequencing bacterial genomes in under 24 hours to monitor outbreaks.
A new long-read sequencing study in Science Translational Medicine has started to untangle the complexity behind plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance in hospital-acquired infections involving Enterobacteriaceae pathogens.
(Subscription required) PacBio laid out plans to change the output of its instrument and analysis software packages from the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) to the more commonly used Binary Alignment/Map (BAM) file format for both raw and aligned sequencing reads.
The Suqian Lakeside Pangu Gene Company in Tianjin, China, has established a new genomics facility for translational medicine research projects and will use the PacBio RS II as its major sequencing platform.
(Subscription required) At the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in Baltimore last week, PacBio Chief Scientific Officer Jonas Korlach and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Susan Barnes offered additional insights into the design and roll-out of the new platform.
Scary headlines about the E.coli outbreak in Germany have faded, but scientists are still looking to learn about the DNA sequence of this new bacterial invader, and how it evolved to become deadly.
The idea of sequencing entire human genomes for $1,000 or less, in a matter of minutes, has never been hotter, if the flow of venture capital to Pacific Biosciences is any indication.
Researchers retraced the evolutionary history of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in livestock back to its antibiotic-susceptible roots in humans.