pacific biosciences

What’s so special about single molecule sequencing? 2

A few days ago I reviewed in brief the history of Helicos Biosciences (HCLS), a company that held out the promise of single molecule sequencing, but failed to deliver on several fronts to the next-generation sequencing market. (This would include accuracy, throughput per dollar, and ease of use / reliability […]

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SMRTcell of a PacBio RS system courtesy of {a href=""}konradforrstner

Some thoughts on Pacific Biosciences single-molecule sequencing

We’re living through a time this year of market transition. The Illumina HiSeq continues to have a strong market position (although the upcoming Ion Torrent Proton sets out to change that, however it won’t be available until this September / October). For the time being, customers with NGS platforms are […]

Sequencing equipment provider Pacific Biosciences (PACB) and the rate of change 4

February 2008, Marco Island Florida – an exciting time in the world of NGS, the first pioneering papers were being published using short-read sequencing that are now every-day applications – ChIP, RNA-Seq, small RNA, the first whole genomes.  

Pacific BioSciences RS Sequencer, from their {a href=""}media kit{/a} page.