Evolution of Next-Gen Sequencing Development




Lex Nederbragt from University of Oslo has a blog post on visualizing the development of Next-gen sequencing capabilities by different technologies.  There are already 27 sequencers from 6 companies. Illumina leads the pack with nine sequencer variations since it acquired Solexa.  Illumina’s read length has gone from 25 to 250 bases in about six years. […]

Comparing Price and Tech. Specs. of Illumina MiSeq, Ion Torrent PGM, 454 GS Junior, and PacBio RS




Recently multiple groups have compared the performance of current next-gen sequencing technologies.  Independent comparisons of different next-gen sequencing machines have given us a good view of what one can expect from these constantly changing technologies. Apart from performance,  it is also good to know about price and tech. spec. differences – a much easier aspects […]

Comparing the Performance of Three Next-Gen Sequencers; Illumina MiSeq, Ion Torrent PGM and PacBio RS




The chase to sequence a human genome for $1000 has led many sequencing technology companies to update their sequencers really fast and are coming up sequencers for the mass. One interesting question that everyone interested in next-gen sequencing data wants to ask is what is the best sequencing platform. Although the answer to the question depending […]

lllumina’s HiSeq 2500 and HiSeq1500: What Can They Sequence?




The high-throughput sequencing leader Illumina launched HiSeq 2500/1500, as an update from its earlier version of high-throughput sequencer HiSeq 2000/1000, in early this year. Illumina’s HiSeq 2500/1500 expected to be available sometime in the summer 2012. And this post is part of a series of posts looking at the Next-generation or Second generation high throughput […]

Illumina Launches A New Faster Sequencer HiSeq 2500




With one eye on putting genome sequencers to clinical use and another eye on its competitor life technologies’ Ion Proton I, Illumina launched a new version of its sequencer HISeq 2500. HiSeq® 2500 is Illumina’s next-generation sequencing system that that can allow researchers sequence an entire genome in approximately 24 hours, “Genome in a Day”. […]