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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Micromon has expanded its Next-Gen Sequencing capability

The staff at Micromon are pleased to announce that we have expanded our sequencing capacity by up to 20-fold by including an Illumina NextSeq 500. This acquisition compliments our existing (lower-throughput) Illumina MiSeq, allowing us to produce data at a scale suitable for almost all sequencing projects - from small amplicon sequencing projects through to larger whole human genome/transcriptome sized projects. The new instrumentation also allows us to also offer extremely competitive pricing.

For those who are familiar with Illumina sequencing, a single NextSeq lane is capable of producing the equivalent of three to four HiSeq rapid lanes. However, it can also produce the equivalent of single HiSeq rapid lanes. The NextSeq has a typical output capability of 100-120 gigabases from about 800K individual sequencing reads, but we are currently significantly exceeding this yield.

Please feel to contact our NGS manager Scott Coutts on 58592 or scott.coutts@monash.edu to discuss or plan your project, or to tour our facility.

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