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Old 05-29-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by scbaker View Post
Thanks for the mention, kopi-o!

This is a really interesting question. We’re working on tools that will allow us to estimate things like this in the future, but for now we can make a ‘back of the envelope’ calculation.

Let’s just look at HiSeqs (which would account for the majority of the world’s sequencing capacity). Illumina has stated that each HiSeq generates ~$300k in consumable revenue per year. If we assume each full HiSeq run costs $20k, then this translates to 15 runs per year. <snip>
I like this approach! Thanks for your input!
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