Thursday, January 17, 2013

TANGENT!: Comparison Charts for NGS Platforms 2013

If you are thinking about buying an NGS platform...

Travis Glenn has released the 2013 tables comparing NGS platforms seven ways from Sunday, so you can make an informed decision.

I found them on a blog I follow: www.molecularecologist.com

Table 1a-c: de novo, resequencing and other applications. NGS Platform grades.

Table 2a: Runtime, reads and yield

Table 2b: Costs/run, Costs/MB, minimum costs

Table 3a: Instrument Costs

Table 3b: Computation Resources

Table 3c: Error Rates

Table 4: Advantages and disadvantages of each instrument

Citation: Glenn, TC. 2011. Field Guide to Next Generation DNA Sequencers. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03024.x