PacBio Forecast 2015
As already predicted, it is not only Illumina who communicates innovations for their NGS portfolio. Here you can read about the implementations Pacific Biosciences plans this this. I think the good news for many users of PacBio machines is, that they do not talk about new instruments, but improvments that affect already installed machines (GenomeWeb):
- PacBio plans to improve the sequencing chemistry, including the active loading of single polymerase enzymes onto the chip
- PacBio plans to improve the workflows for an easier and faster handling of samples
- PacBio plans to improve bioinformatics for faster de novo genome assemblies & better analysis of full-length HLA analysis
With this changes PacBio wants to extend the data output to more than 4 gigabases / SMRT cell and increase the average read lengths to 15-20 kbp.
Read more about it here.
I still wonder if there will be news from PacBio this year about a new system? Maybe a benchtop like everyone has?
I will keep you updated!