Since the beginning of scientific research, more data at less cost was the dream of scientists all over the world. In modern times, this is as true as ever. Next generation sequencing (NGS) in particular is a field where tons of data are generated, and the analysis of the enormous amounts of data is still proving to be a challenge. In regard to costs, we have come a long way in sequencing, from the first human genome project estimated to cost about $2,7 billion (1), we have now effectively reached the $1000 Genome era (2).
Illumina, the global leader in DNA sequencing and microarray-based solutions, is dedicated to continued innovations and discoveries for improving human health. Heading into the new decade, Illumina has just introduced their new groundbreaking benchtop sequencing systems – the NextSeq 1000 and NextSeq 2000. The new systems are focused on greater output and lower costs, with increased ease of use, without compromising the high accuracy that is synonymous with Illumina sequencing. These new sequencing systems are allowing researchers to work with a variety of current and emerging applications, enabling them to obtain deeper genomic insights today and in the future.
The NextSeq 1000 and NextSeq 2000 system improvements enable the generation of high-quality data with lower run costs and enhanced reagent chemistry. The cartridge-based platforms improve sequencing efficiency throughout the sequencing run. Simplified analysis, flexible options and analysis with the on-board DRAGEN™Bio-IT Platform (4) dramatically accelerates secondary analysis for users.
With more than 75 new innovations, these systems have the capacity for breakthroughts, supporting researchers with an unprecedented flexibility to seek new answers.
While we will have to wait to see how the new NextSeq systems will shape the future of research in this new decade, we can already see what a great success the NovaSeq systems are proving to be.
You can read more about the new NextSeq 1000 and NextSeq 2000 on Illumina's official webpage.
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