SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – SeqWell, a Beverly, Massachusetts-based company that launched in 2014, will soon commercialize its first kit for next-generation sequencing library prep to enable low-cost sequencing of large numbers of samples.

Founder and CEO Joseph Mellor said recently that many researchers are not able to fully realize the drastic reductions in costs and time that advances in NGS technology have brought over the last several years because the cost of library prep has not fallen at nearly the same rate as the costs of sequencing.

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