Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Survey of Commercial Providers of Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Services

These days I am working on an NIH proposal that involves whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS). For the purpose of project budgeting, I surveyed several commercial providers of WGBS. The following list of companies provide WGBS service, including library preparation and high through sequence with Illumina machines. Most of them also provide additional bioinformatics service as well. Our project only requires library preparation and sequencing services, the quote from the lowest to highest are: BGI < SeqWright < NXT-dx < Glocal Biologics < Alpha Biolaboratory < ACGT. Illumia only offers service if the desired coverage of a single sample is above 30x, and I have not heared back
from Zymo Research yet.