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Fasteris Installs HiSeq 2000 to Provide Sequencing Services at Lower Price


This article was originally published July 12.

Swiss sequencing service provider Fasteris said this week that it has installed an Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencer and will start providing services on the new instrument later this month.

Pricing for sequencing services on the HiSeq — with read lengths of 50 or 100 base pairs and either single reads or paired-end reads — will be lower than with the GenomeAnalyzer IIx, according to the company, although it did not provide details of its pricing structure.

Fasteris has a second HiSeq instrument on order. The instruments will replace its two existing GAIIx machines.

To make best use of the new instruments, which provide a higher throughput than the GAIIx systems, Fasteris has developed a method for multiplexing up to 48 libraries per run, as well as a 96-well-plate sample preparation protocol for genomic samples. It has used both in projects involving Agilent's SureSelect enrichment method.

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