Life Technologies' Ion Torrent has launched new versions of its PGM chips that increase throughput. Throughput for the 314 chip has increased to 100-megabases, throughput of the 316 chip is now 1-gigabase, and 318 throughput is now 2-gigabases, according to the company. The new chips are priced the same as the previous chips.
Additionally, the company has cut the list price of the PGM by 30 percent. Actual prices vary by geographic region.