LaserGen was acquired by Agilent in 2018. They were originally working with National Instruments to develop a new NGS system. National Instruments would provide the hardware while LaserGen would provide their ‘Lightning Terminator’ chemistry – a reversible terminator chemistry using photocleavable dyes and terminating groups, allowing for the use of standard DNA polymerases. The hope is that this will lead to higher accuracy and longer reads. Their initial projections were for an instrument that is capable of generating at least 1Gb per day. Agilent has not yet announced platform specs or a launch date.
Projected commercial availability: Unknown
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