Last modified Nov. 25, 2016 6:03 PM by gregorg@uio.no

Renovation of the OUS node is complete, and normal services have resumed.

All four HiSeq X machines are now operational! - output capacity at OUS now exceeds 1.5 Tb per day...


Pre and post-PCR labs were expanded, and installation of new sample-prep  automation is underway. However, the biggest change is the installation of a powerful air-conditioning system in our enlarged machine room.Two 20 kW systems (one main system, and an independent backup powered from a reserve generator) should ensure stable temperatures in the machine room, improving machine reliabiliy and data quality.

Ask for a quick tour when you drop off your samples!


Last modified May 13, 2016 2:26 PM by gregorg@uio.no

The NSC has installed and tested the new HiSeq X and 4000 instruments - submission forms have been updated so you can now order these services!

More about HiSeqX: Illumina HiSeqX

More about HiSeq 4000 and 3000: Illumina HiSeq 4000/3000

Last modified Feb. 10, 2016 9:51 AM by Arvind Sundaram

Illumina’s lastest sequencers, HiSeq X, HiSeq 4000 and HiSeq 3000 have now been purchased and are being installed at the NSC.

HiSeq X is targeted at population-scale genome sequencing and NSC now has 4 of these machines. The first has been installed and tested. We expect the remaining 3 machines to be operational before summer.

HiSeq 3000 and 4000 build upon the existing HiSeq 2500 platform using the new HiSeq X patterned flow cell technology. The principle benefit to users will be faster turnaround time (run time is 3 days compared to 6 days in HiSeq 2500). Also, the new patterned flow cell will provide higher quality and more data per run and longer reads (150 bp paired end compared to existing 125 bp paired end).

To keep up with the ever-growing demand for NextSeq, NSC has purchased a second machine and this has been operational since Jan 2016.

With the purchase of the above machines, NSC now has the complete range of Illumina sequencers - HiSeq X, HiSeq 3000/4000, HiSeq 2500, NextSeq 500 and MiSeq available for all types of sequencing solutions!


More about HiSeqX: Illumina HiSeqX

More about HiSeq 4000 and 3000: Illumina HiSeq 4000/3000