Illumina NextSeq-500 at NSC!
Illumina's latest sequencer model, the NextSeq 500, is now operational at the NSC. With up to 800 million 150 bp reads per 2-day run, the NextSeq bridges the output gap between the HiSeq and MiSeq instruments.
Illumina NextSeq 500
The principle benefit to users will be faster turnaround times on mid-sized projects (those that previously filled 1-2 lanes of a HiSeq, and had to wait for other projects to fill a flow cell). However, with a price per base only slightly higher than found on the HiSeq, urgent projects can be directed to the NextSeq without busting your budget. More info about the NextSeq can be found here: http://systems.illumina.com/systems/nextseq-sequencer.ilmn