Next Generation sequencers

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Thwar's picture
Next Generation sequencers

While everyone is talking about the sequencing costs, they typically include only the operating costs. But as more and more genetic markers evolve, diagnostic sequencing will become important. At that juncture, the cost of the sequencing instruments will become a critical factor. Does anyone know the costs of the next gen sequencing intruments (Illumina, Roche, Life technologies, helicos, etc) ?

Nikail Collins
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NGS cost

Since so many samples can be ran together (96) depending on the assay, the cost has come down in recent years.  Also, you get so much data from one machine. There are so many things to consider when doing a cost analysis.  I am sure the companies have some cost analysis data, but it really depends on the assay and work each lab is doing to get a more accurate personal analysis.