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SeqWright, Australia's AGRF Add HiSeq 2000 to Sequencing Rosters


This article was originally published on August 18.

SeqWright said last week that it has acquired an Illumina HiSeq 2000 for its sequencing services business.

The new instrument will join the company's existing Roche 454 GS FLX Titanium and Life Technologies SOLiD 4 platforms.

SeqWright said in a statement that the HiSeq 2000, which is Illumina's highest-throughout instrument, will enable it to perform "the largest and most complex sequencing studies at the lowest possible cost to its customers."

Separately, the Australian Genome Research Facility said that it has acquired two HiSeq 2000 instruments for its Melbourne facility.

The new systems will add to AGRF’s current suite of four Illumina GAIIx machines and one Roche GS FLX.

AGRF said that its expanded facility will be able to provide a sequencing throughput of more than 70 gigabases per day.

The HiSeq 2000, which Illumina launched earlier this year, provides up to 200 gigabases of sequence data and up to two billion paired-end reads on a billion templates per run. The $695,000 system generates up to 25 gigabases per day.

Illumina officials said earlier this month that demand for the instrument has exceeded company expectations and that it has so far shipped more than 100 HiSeq instruments for revenue, representing "the fastest instrument scale-up in the company's history." (IS 8/3/2010).

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