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.