Pacific Biosciences Announces a New Paradigm in DNA Sequencing – Highly Accurate Single-Molecule Long Reads
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Significant Enhancements to Sequel System Enable >99% Accuracy for Single-Molecule Reads up to 15 kb; Throughput Increases by 2- to 4-Fold
Combined, the enhancements in the Sequel System 6.0 release improve the performance and affordability of Single Molecule, Real-Time (
- For amplicon and RNA sequencing projects, customers can generate up to 500,000 single-molecule reads with high fidelity (>99% single-molecule accuracy); and
- For whole genome sequencing projects, users can achieve up to 20 Gb per SMRT Cell with average read lengths up to 30 kb and high consensus accuracy (>99.999%).
Since SMRT Sequencing technology was first commercialized in 2011, Pacific Biosciences has increased the throughput per SMRT Cell by 2,000-fold. These ongoing throughput increases provide a significant cost savings for sequencing projects in the human, plant and animal markets, which allows researchers the opportunity to increase the size and scope of their projects.
“These enhancements represent the most significant improvement in terms of read length, throughput and accuracy that we have ever achieved in a single product release,” said
More information about the Sequel System is available at: https://www.pacb.com/products-and-services/sequel-system/ and more information about this latest release is available at: https://www.pacb.com/products-and-services/sequel-system/latest-system-release/
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Source: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.