Revio system

Reveal more with accurate long-read sequencing at scale

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The Revio system adds affordability, high throughput, and ease of use to a foundation of long reads, exceptional accuracy, and direct methylation detection.

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15× increase in HiFi read throughput

With a high-density, 25 million ZMW SMRT Cell, up to 4 SMRT Cells in parallel, and 24-hour run times3, the Revio system delivers 360 Gb2,5 of HiFi reads per day, equivalent to 1,300 human whole genomes4 per year. ​

The $1,000 complete, phased genome

HiFi sequencing provides small variants, structural variants, repeat expansions, methylation, and haplotype phasing from a single library and sequencing run. ​

50% fewer consumables and a vastly simplified experience

Operating the Revio system is simple, thanks to a combined reagent and sample plate, rapid run setup, flexibility to queue runs while sequencing is in progress, and no external nitrogen supply. ​

Google Health DeepConsensus on board

Advanced algorithms on the Revio system deliver exceptional read accuracy plus methylation calling in every run. Its optimized file formats reduce data storage needs through quality value binning and smart read ordering.

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HiFi sequencing at scale

With the Revio system, you can achieve higher throughput to support large studies and develop novel applications. The Revio system can generate 1,300 human genome equivalents per year, 15× more than the Sequel IIe system, via:


Revio system Sequel IIe system Increase
Higher density 25 million ZMW 8 million ZMW
Independent stages 4 1
Shorter run times 24 hrs 30 hrs 1.25×

“a single test to get all types of variation from the very small to the really large ones”

— Professor Lars Feuk, Uppsala University

Simplified Consumables

The Revio system simplifies the HiFi sequencing experience with fewer consumables optimized for easy tracking and minimal waste. With workflow improvements, loading consumables takes under a minute at the instrument.

Revio polymerase kit

The polymerase kit contains optimized reagents to bind polymerase to 24 SMRTbell libraries in preparation for sequencing.

Revio SMRT Cell tray

One tray contains 4 high-density SMRT Cells, each with 25 million zero-mode waveguides.

Revio sequencing plate

The sequencing plate provides reagents for sequencing up to 4 Revio SMRT Cells and combines multiple parts from the Sequel IIe system: sequencing plate, sample plate, mixing plate, and SMRT Cell oil.

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The Revio system gives you a vastly simplified experience with consumables and software designed for flexibility and convenience. Whether you’re a genome center or a small lab, you can enjoy:

Fast, reliable library preparation

Library prep for the Revio system supports manual and automated preps with SMRTbell prep kit 3.0.

Rapid run setup

Sequencing plates are linked automatically to run designs through an NFC tag, enabling runs to be set up in less than one minute on instrument.

Flexibility to fit your schedule

The Revio work deck is isolated from the four sequencing stages, leaving the system available up to 20 hours per day for loading consumables for subsequent runs.

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Award winning

2023 RD 100 logo image for Revio award

Revio wins the R&D 100 Award from R&D World magazine

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 60 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. ​It is the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies, and materials for their technological significance.


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Revio receives the MedTech Award for Best Overall Genomics Solution

Exceptionally accurate, high-throughput long-read sequencing at scale is worth celebrating! The MedTech Breakthrough Awards recognize the top companies, people, platforms and products in the health, fitness and medical technology industries today.


The Revio system includes powerful NVIDIA GPUs, which provide more than 20× the compute power of the Sequel IIe system, to deliver accurate, ready-to-use data directly from the instrument.​

HiFi read generation

The GPUs provide rapid turnaround time for basecalling and HiFi read generation, directly outputting HiFi reads in BAM format.

Google Health DeepConsensus

DeepConsensus uses advanced deep learning techniques to further extend the accuracy and yield of HiFi sequencing.

Methylation calling

Standard runs include DNA methylation status, calculated with a deep learning algorithm that processes polymerase kinetics.


All fundamental processing steps are performed on instrument, including barcode demultiplexing.


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The Revio system produces the same — and better — read length, quality, and variant calling performance that have made HiFi sequencing so celebrated.

Read length

HiFi reads are tens of kilobases long, providing the ability to resolve large variants and map to difficult regions of the genome.​

Read and base quality

The Revio system provides reliable answers through exceptional accuracy, with 90% of bases ≥Q30 and median read accuracy ≥Q30.​

Variant calling

HiFi sequencing on the Revio system delivers high accuracy for all variants types, matching the precisionFDA-winning accuracy of the Sequel IIe system.1

How Revio long-read sequencing compares

PacBio Revio SBS sequencing Nanopore sequencing
Read length 15–20 kb 2x150 bp 10–100 kb
Read accuracy 99.95% (Q33) 99.92% (Q31) 99.26% (Q21)
Run time

24 hours3

44 hours 72 hours

90 Gb2,5

2,400–3,000 Gb 50–110 Gb
Variant calling — SNVs
Variant calling — indels
Variant calling — SVs
5mC methylation




Nanobind DNA kits enable extraction of HMW gDNA from a variety of sample types.

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Library prep

SMRTbell prep kit 3.0 supports manual and automated library prep for effortless SMRTbell library creation.

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The Revio system offers simultaneous acquisition of 4 SMRT Cells, configurable sequencing run times to tailor to your application, and flexible run scheduling to fit your schedule.

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Data analysis

Advanced algorithms from Google Health and cutting-edge NVIDIA GPUs allow for on-board processing of sequencing data, all with reduced output file sizes.

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More HiFi reads, more samples, more discovery

System specifications

The Revio system utilizes nanofabricated Revio SMRT® Cells, each of which has 25 million zero-mode waveguide wells. Revio has four independent stages, allowing sequencing of multiple SMRT Cells in parallel. The onboard compute provides accurate basecalling with Google DeepConsensus, plus methylation calling in every run.

Run timea
Q30+ bases

HiFi yield per SMRT Cellb

1-5 kb 12 hours 95% 6 million reads 5mC at CpG sites for native DNA
5-10 kb 24 hours 90% 30 Gb
10-15 kb 60 Gb
15-20 kb 90 Gb
20-25 kb 30 hours 85% 90 Gb
  1. Run time refers to the data collection step, which determines the time between processing SMRT Cells.
  2. HiFi yield is dependent on library quality and sequencing preparation procedures.  Specified yield is based on high-quality samples prepared following best practices. 

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Key applications and sample throughput

The Revio system supports a variety of applications that benefit from accurate long HiFi reads. Its four independent stages allow different samples and applications to be sequenced in parallel. A subset of key applications is:

Library Sample Per Revio SMRT Cell
Per yeara
Expected coverageb
1-5 kb Amplicon > 1,000 > 2.6 million 50X
5-10 kb Microbial genome 96 124,800 50X
15-20 kb Human genome 1 1,300 30X
15-20 kb Transcriptome with Kinnex full-length RNA kit 4 5,200 10 million reads
  1. Annual throughput is based on 2,600 Revio SMRT Cells for 12 hour runs; 1,300 for 24 hour runs; and 1,050 for 30 hour runs. Adaptive loading – which increases the consistency of yield per SMRT Cell – adds about 4 hours to run time, affecting the maximum number of SMRT Cells per year. 
  2. Expected coverages are estimates. 

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Instrument specifications

Operating environment
Temperature 19–25°C (66–77°F)
Humidity 20–80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Ventilation 13,000 BTU/hr (3,800 W)
W × D × H 92.7 cm (36.5 in) × 91.4 cm (36.0 in) × 174.5 cm (68.7 in)
Weight 465 kg (1,025 lb)
Floor space 243.8 cm (96.0 in) × 138.5 cm (54.5 in)
Electrical power
Power requirements 200–240 VAC at 50-60 Hz, max 5 kVA/4.8 kW/24A
Network connection 1 GbE or 10 GbE, copper
Output file format hifi_reads.bam, ≈55 GB each, up to 72 TB per year

Frequently asked questions

U.S. list price6 is $995 for sequencing reagents for one Revio SMRT Cell, which has an expected yield of 90 Gb, equivalent to a 30X human genome. Your local sales representative can provide detailed pricing in your currency.

The capabilities† of just one Revio SMRT Cell include:

  • Up to 90 Gb of total HiFi long-read sequencing data in 24 hours.
  • One phased 30x human whole genome.
  • One sample with ~80 million full-length RNA isoforms using the Kinnex single-cell RNA kit.
  • 12 samples using large, targeted gene panels such as the Dark Gene.
  • 72 samples using small, targeted gene panels similar to the Long-read PGx.
  • 12 communities of metagenome assembled genomes.

† Expected coverage and throughput are estimates. Coverage and total reads/data may vary based on library quality and fragment lengths.

The Revio system outputs ready-to-use HiFi reads in BAM format. All fundamental processing steps are performed on instrument, including barcode demultiplexing.

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  1. Data shown is for a single Revio SMRT Cell for HG002/GM24385.
  2. HiFi yield specification based on HG002/GM24385 human DNA extracted with Nanobind CBB kit and prepared with SMRTbell prep kit 3.0.
  3. Run time specification is for the sequencing reaction.
  4. Expected coverages and throughputs are estimates. Coverage may vary based on library quality and fragment lengths.
  5. HiFi yield is dependent on library fragment size. Yield is typically lower for shorter libraries.
  6. Currency is calculated based on reagent list pricing in USD.

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