CMOS Sequencing Chips
At the heart of our system are CMOS chips (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor), the first chips that deliver purely electrical-based sequencing. Shifting from optical to electrical sequencing provides a cost-effective, scalable solution without the need for excessive sample batching.
With the option of 1 million, 16 million or 144 million-sensor chips, you can scale up your throughput whenever you want, without changing the underlying instrument. Sequence anything from cancer panels to whole human genomes simply by loading the right chip.
The G3 chip, which is our commercially available product contains 16M sensors. The 144 million sensor chip is expected to be available in the second half of 2020. Existing hardware of the sequencer is forward compatible with the 144 million chip.