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 […]

The Best Benchtop Next-Gen High-Throughput Sequencer: MiSeq or Ion Torrent PGM or 454 GS Junior?

Next-gen benchtop genome sequencers are here from the three major sequencing vendors Illumina, Ion Torrent (Life Technologies), and Roche. Illumina has MiSeq, Life Technologies has Ion Torrent PGM, and Roche has 454 GS Junior. These benchtop genome sequencers promise to bring the sequencing to individual labs by cutting down the size and the cost. But, […]