NO PRICE CHANGES FOR 2011
Genomics does not anticpate any price increases for this year. Currently our pricing is:
- Single sequencing reactions $8
- BigDye incorporated single reactions $5
- BigDye incorporated 96-well plate $150
- Self serve qPCR is $5 per 96-well plate
- Full service qPCR is $2.50 per SYBR reaction
Helping you stretch your research dollar.
New Sequencing Platforms Drive Choice, Competition, Lawsuits in 2010
At the beginning of the year, just four flavors of massively parallel sequencers were commercially available: Illumina's Genome Analyzer IIx, Life Tech's Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 Plus, Roche's 454 Genome Sequencer FLX, and the Helicos Genetic Analysis System. A year later, the number of sequencers already available or soon to be on the market has ballooned into the double digits, with new additions such as the HiSeq 2000, HiSeq 1000, and HiScanSQ from Illumina; the SOLiD 4, SOLID 5500 and SOLID 5500xl from Life Tech; the GS Junior from Roche 454; the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine; and the PacBio RS.
This GenomeWeb article provides a good overview of today’s next generation sequencing instruments. Click here to read more on the GenomeWeb site.
The Genomics facility is designated as an Ontario Genomics Platform Affiliate, OGPA, service facility. Through this association we have access to next generation sequencing instruments in Toronto at The Centre for Applied Genomics, TCAG, and another platform affiliate, the Donnelly Sequencing Centre. These instruments are:
- Applied Biosystems SOLiD system 3.0
- Illumina Genome Analyzer (GA) IIx
- Illumina HiSeq2000
- Roche 454 GS FLX Titanium
Speak with Angela for contact names to these institutions and how University of Guelph researches can run projects on these instruments.
A 2011 lab subscription is required to make use of the Nanodrop instruments in the Genomics Facility. If you are having problems with the Zimbra calandering system, speak with a facility technician for instructions on how to do so. The instructions as well as the registration form can be downloaded from our website.