Illumina launched the NovaSeq series at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in January 2017. There has been significant customer interest in the platform because of its unrivaled throughput, user friendly workflow, low per sample costs, and unmatched flexibility.
Since the launch, we heard from customers a desire to address each lane of the flow cell independently to more easily allow loading of different library pools, applications, and samples. Today, Illumina announced that we’re actively developing an accessory device and associated consumables that will provide this functionality. Designed to be compatible with all NovaSeq flow cells, this workflow will allow customers to load different projects and libraries (including different sequencing applications) in each lane, multiplex within a lane thereby increasing total multiplexing capabilities, and reduce the DNA input needed for each run.
The consumables and device necessary to enable the new workflow is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.
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