When it comes to next generation sequencing (NGS) technology, few companies offer the features and speed that can be found in the new models of Illumina products.
Using NSG technology, including clonal amplification and SBS or sequencing by synthesis, the various Illumina DNA sequencer models offer the capacity, capabilities and the state-of-the-art data capture to allow for highly precise and accurate results in much less time than in the past.
The Refurbished and Used Advantage
There are several factors to consider when choosing an Illumina DNA sequencer. Of course, the price will be one of the biggest factors for many labs as this equipment is an investment. However, for labs that are interested in the newer models but don’t require brand new, the option to purchase used and refurbished DNA sequencers is a very good option.
In some cases, it may be possible to buy a relatively new DNA sequencer or even a slightly older model that is fully tested and certified in working condition from a top lab equipment company. Both of these options will offer significant cost savings without compromising on quality and equipment performance.
The Illumina Advantage
There are several different companies that offer DNA sequencing and analysis equipment. Choosing an Illumina DNA sequencer provides your lab with:
Genetic insertions and deletions
Single nucleotide variants
Copy number changes
It also gives your lab the ability to sequence much larger amounts of DNA in parallel, something that is not possible through the older Sanger sequencing technology offered by many equipment lines.
With the use of Illumina equipment and technology, even small labs can offer state-of-the-art testing and analysis. This not only improves the lab efficiency, but it will also provide greater testing options, ideally positioning the lab for additional testing services both now as well as in the future.
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