Pacific Biosciences New Polymerase, Software Release
Pacific Biosciences has launched a new polymerase and a new version of its software for its Sequel instrument. The upgrades increase throughput and performance of the Sequel in applications such as de novo assembly, structural variant detection, targeted sequencing, and RNA sequencing. They enable a throughput of 10 gigabases per SMRT cell for long-insert genomic libraries and up to 20 gigabases per SMRT cell for targeted and RNA sequencing applications.
The new release also improves the sensitivity of Iso-Seq, PacBio's RNA sequencing method, while software enhances help simplify the analytics for multiplexed samples, according to the company.