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Old 08-20-2017, 05:49 AM   #2
gringer
David Eccles (gringer)
 
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Join Date: May 2011
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You can't get two basic, unless you have two labs. The basic discount is one-off. To get a similar discount after the first flow cells, you need to purchase 48 of them over the course of a year.

ONT claims that enhanced support is this amazing thing that everyone should use. If you're prepared to experiment and read lots of community posts, the enhanced support is probably not going to be worth it. If you want to get up and running as quickly as possible, it might be worth paying for the training.

The wash kit is for doing multiple runs on a single flow cell. Most people don't use it. There are carryover issues, and it's not common to have a situation where a wash is an improvement on a single barcoded run. I use the wash kit a bit for doing very low yield pilot studies (to work out the feasibility of the MinION for particular experiments).

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