Sequencing Capacity

Illumina MiSeq

The MiSeq desktop sequencer allows researchers to access more focused applications such as targeted gene sequencing, metagenomics, small genome sequencing, targeted gene expression, and amplicon sequencing. The Latest MiSeq reagents enable up to 15 Gb of output with 25 M sequencing reads and 2 x 300 bp read lengths.


Illumina NextSeq

The NextSeq 500 system provides researchers the power to perform high throughput sequencing with a desktop sequencer. Its integrated workflow enables rapid sequencing of whole genomes and transciptomes in a single run, with the flexibility to switch to lower throughput sequencing as needed. Current NextSeq reagents enable up to 120 Gb of output with 400 M sequencing reads in high output mode and 2 x 150 bp read lengths.


Pacific Biosciences RSII

The PacBio RS II is a Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) DNA Sequencing System that provides the highest consensus accuracy and longest read lengths of any available sequencing technology. SMRT Sequencing is ideal for de novo assembly, characterization of genetic variation, methylation analysis, microbiology studies. The real-time nature of the PacBio RS II enables quick runs generally lasting from 30 minutes to three hours. The latest chemistry can produce average reads of 13 Kb with the longest reads being up to 40 kb depending on the quality of the sample. The output estimated be approximately 1 Gb per SMRT cell.


PerkinElmer JANUS Automated Workstation

All DNA preparations are performed using the JANUS® Automated Workstation, which offers multiple pipetting technologies on a single instrument platform with options to automate labware movement. The instrument consists of a modular platform that expands and combines the flexibility of a 4- or 8-tip Varispan™ arm with the speed of a 96- or 384-channel Modular Dispense Technology™ (MDT) dispense head. The JANUS provides an automated liquid handling solution that provides flexibility in throughput, plate capacity, and dynamic volume range. The use of the JANUS Workstation minimizes the risk of human error and allows for a rapid workflow.


PerkinElmer Sciclone NGS Workstation

Library Preparations for the Illumina based sequencing platforms are prepared using the Sciclone NGS Workstation, which is the most flexible, compact and capable automated solution for high-throughput sequencing sample preparation. Built on the Sciclone G3 platform, the NGS Workstation offers a complete benchtop solution for library prep, sequence capture, and normalization. Automation of the library preparation procedure allows for a more rapid workflow with a minimized risk of human error.

Sciclone Workstation