Overview 10X Genomics has developed a highly multiplexed micro-droplet reagent delivery system that, when combined with a short read sequencing platform, provides long range genome information that enables phasing and structural variation analysis. The latest version of this platform, the Chromium™ System, is an updated version of the awkwardly named “GemCode Technology Platform”. Its one […]
Not all of the cool genomics instruments actually sequence DNA. These are the technologies that work in conjunction with sequencing platforms to generate useful information like genomic maps and species identification.
The Irys System, launched in late 2012, is BioNano Genomics’ (formerly BioNanomatrix) first commercially released instrument. While it isn’t really a next-gen sequencer, it is often included in this space as its applications overlap with those of other next-gen sequencers: sequence assembly and structural variation analysis. The Irys System’s ($295k) main claim to fame is […]
DNA Electronics has developed a semiconductor technology capable of detecting the release of protons (H+) during base incorporation. They have decided to focus on focused diagnotic applications of the technology while licensing their IP non-exclusively to other players (like Ion Torrent and Roche/454) who intend to develop it for higher throughput applications. Their first product […]
PathoGenetix (formerly US Genomics) is developing an instrument for the rapid identification of microbial species (with other applications to follow later). Their system, which is projected to cost ~$150k and consume $25 to $50 in reagents per sample, will be based on their ‘genome sequencing scanning’ (GSS) technology. Rather than sequencing individual bases, the system […]