Don't Use Just Any Water In Your MiSeq

25 January 2017


We all know that reagents for Next-Gen Sequencing can be enormously expensive. Since most labs are running on tight budgets, it’s natural to try to pinch pennies anywhere possible. But one thing you don’t want to try to save money on might be a surprise.

It seems like more and more, we’ve seen our customers using low-grade, deionized water in their MiSeq’s. While this might seem like an easy way to save a few dollars and avoid dealing with the manufacturer, you could actually be doing damage to your machine.

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SeqGen Can Give Your Lab an NGS Make-Over

19 January 2017

Everyone knows how truly incredible Next-Generation Sequencing is. From its unparalleled speed and throughput, to the reduced manpower and cost it takes to perform, there’s never been a better way to sequence a genome.

For many labs, offering Next-Generation Sequencing is an absolute necessity, while others have experienced the growing need to provide NGS technology because of the numerous advantages. From research to forensics and everything in between, chances are your lab can benefit from NGS.

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Our 5 Most Helpful Hints

12 January 2017

Over the past few years we’ve been bringing you the most common issues and best trouble shooting tips through our blog. There have been all kinds of odd errors for us to work on this year, but we kept seeing these particular problems occur over and over.

Since we love working with our partners in the lab, we wanted to dive into our blogs and bring you the most helpful tips and tricks we could find. So without further ado, here are the 5 most helpful hints we've given out so far.

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Fiscal Fitness Resolutions for Your Sequencer and qPCRs

05 January 2017

Yes, we all know it’s that time again. New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, however you’ve finally convinced yourself, “This is the year I finally stick with my gym membership past February!” But have you thought about any resolutions for your lab?

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