New Illumina Instruments
New Year – New Innovations. Illumina directly starts off 2015 with a huge announcement: the launch of 4 new systems (GenomeWeb, 12th Jan).
Here a short overview of the new systems:
- HiSeq X Five – scaled down version of the X Ten; costs: $6 million
- HiSeq 3000 – uses a single flow cell and offers a lower price per data point than the HiSeq 2500; half the throughput (750G) as the HiSeq 4000; costs: $740,000
- HiSeq 4000 – uses a dual flow cell and can sequence up to 12 genomes or 180 exomes in 3,5 days or less; costs: $900,000
- NextSeq 550 – combines microarray scanning with NGS; applications: cytogenetics & prenatal genetic diagnostsis; costs: $275,000
Now I am curious to see if also other providers will have such surprising news as Illumina. We will keep you posted…