SOLiD4 Sequencer

Model: 
Sequencer
Make: 

The Life Technologies SOLiD4 and the 550XL SOLiD are Next Generation Sequencers that utilise Sequencing by Oligonucleotide Ligation Detection and differs from the technology employed by the Roche and illumina platforms. The SOLiD is bundled with a series of sample preparation tools as well as data handling tools. The instrument itself is relatively simple and consists of three integrated systems; a liquid handling system, a detection system and a data system. In short, millions of short DNA fragments are generated immobilised on a slide and reagents are flushed sequentially over the slide. During this process florescence is detected and assigned to individual DNA fragments (this happens on the SOLiD).

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
Good
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Plantpathology, Zoology and Botany
Life Expectancy: 
5years
Location
Faculty: 
Central Analytical facilities DNA sequencing Unit
Department: 
Genetics
Building: 
JC Smuts Building
De Beer Street
Stellenbosch
7600

Contact Person/s

Name: Carel van Heerden
Phone: +27 21-808-5887
Name: Prof Carel van Heerden
Phone: +27 21-808-5858
Email: jtb@sun.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
50
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
40

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: Johan Theodorus
Last Name: Burger
Phone: +27 21-808-5858
Email: jtb@sun.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R9,522,369
Year of Acquisition: 
2011