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Old 01-04-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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Default Qiagen Killer?

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Originally Posted by SNPsaurus View Post
I was trying to understand the niche of Firefly from that tweet. 6M reads, length of 2x150, 16 hour runtime. That sounds very similar to a MiSeq micro run.
I've been thinking about this for a while. My best guess is that the Firefly, paired with the future sample prep module, is best positioned against Qiagen's GeneReader (which is solely going after the clinical market). Apart from that, it's not clear that this configuration is solving a big problem currently facing the research market.
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