Should You Upgrade to An Illumina MiSeq 2?

It can be a difficult decision to determine if now is the right time to upgrade your current DNA sequencing equipment or if you should continue to work with the limitations of the older equipment. In some cases, the decision is not based on the testing capacity of the equipment but rather on its age. The older the system, the greater the risk of using equipment past its life cycle and chancing a complete system failure that shuts down testing for days until a replacement is found.

If this sounds familiar, let our team at MYCO Instrumentation, Inc. help you to determine if a refurbished Illumina MiSeq 2 is something you should consider. We can discuss your sequencing and analysis needs and assist you in narrowing down the best equipment choices for your lab and your equipment budget.

The Advantages

There are several important benefits or advantages offered by the Illumina MiSeq 2. It is a compact, small sized system that offers the testing capacity of much larger systems, which can be helpful in any lab. Replacing the huge old systems with the smaller DNA sequencer can not only save in lab space, but it can even allow for additional equipment and lab reconfiguration.

While used in large research facilities, the ideal niche use of the Illumina MiSeq 2 is in a smaller lab setting. It is capable of completing genome sequencing necessary for the study of disease, disease identification and for health-related diagnosis quickly and in a much higher volume than you would expect out of a machine of its size.

Each run can accommodate up to 24 small genomes. After the run is complete, the system will automatically provide reports. Based on the type of reagent kit used, the quality scores for these tests are excellent, meeting or exceeding all required standards.