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Old 03-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by wildung View Post
Got 15Mb out of the 10Mb chip 1st time out of the box and cut a ridiculous number of corners in the protocol. From breaking emPCR to starting the seqn run can be an easy one person day. Still would like automation for library prep, emulsion breaking and bead purification, preferably yesterday. The 100Mb chip is now out,, ahead of schedule, and a Gb by Fall,, there seems to be plenty of head room for growth and the technology appears at first glance to be robust and not nearly as fussy as some had feared.
Great to hear that the machine works as advertised! What sort of read lengths did you get? Did the extra 5 Mb come from more sequence reads than expected, longer sequence reads than expected, or some combination of the two? Any idea about the error rates?
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