PacBio's 2015 Technology Roadmap Includes Greater Output, Longer Reads, Better Data Analysis | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences plans to increase the output of its sequencer about fourfold this year, further increase read length, and improve sample prep protocols and data analysis for several applications.

According to a post on the company's blog by CSO Jonas Korlach this week, PacBio plans to grow the data output of its PacBio RS II to more than 4 gigabases per SMRT cell run this year, with average read lengths increasing to 15 to 20 kilobases.

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