Ion Torrent PGM


Happiness is getting more of what you want, in RNA-Seq as in other things...

Targeted RNA Sequencing Approaches 1

There are several commercial methods for looking at 10’s or 100’s of gene expression levels via a high throughput TaqMan™ assay from Life Technologies / Thermo Fisher Scientific, a competitive offering from Roche, Douglas Scientific, or also Fluidigm. The limitation of these technologies however is the amount of multiplexing a […]


Ion World announcements

Ion Chef, PII Chip, Isothermal Template Prep and a new Hi-Q Enzyme at Ion World 2013 1

Over the two days right before the annual ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics) meeting in Boston, Life Technologies held a two-day event where several hundred Ion Torrent customers and other interested parties attended. Updates for three upcoming products (the Ion Chef automated template prep, the PII chip, and a […]


Readlengths do matter in Next Generation Sequencing 5

Recently I was asked about how important readlengths are, in the context of where MiSeq and Ion Torrent PGM currently stand in the marketplace. As the 454 advertisement used to say until recently, ‘Length Matters’. Given a number of recent announcements from Ion Torrent and the other folks in San […]

Notebook cover from AGBT 2009 (c) Dale Yuzuki