Providers of NGS services—broadly defined to include core labs/ facilities, genome centers and NGS service providers—are a dominant and influential customer in this market. By our estimation, these labs prepare two-thirds of the NGS libraries.
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At the core of every cutting edge technology are the tools required to execute it, and next generation sequencing (NGS) is no exception. Much of the hype surrounding NGS has centered on the instruments—ranging from benchtop models to those with production-scale capacity. Setting the stage for the next round of competition will be approval for NGS instrumentation and reagents for their use in generating in vitro diagnostic clinical test results.
But preparing samples—preparing NGS libraries for sequencing—has become a large opportunity for life science suppliers in and of itself. The process of preparing a sample for NGS involves several steps and many different products. These steps include: (1) nucleic acid extraction or purification, (2) shearing, (3) library prep, (4) fractionation, (5) target enrichment, (6) post-PCR cleanup and (7) library QC. The focus of this report, NGS Library Prep Market Scan: Pinpointing Customer Needs and Opportunities for Growth, is primarily on steps two through five of this workflow.
According to the study, one-third of respondents identified themselves as working in a lab that provides NGS services. Dr. Robin Rothrock, Director of Publications at BioInformatics LLC says, “Providers of NGS services—broadly defined to include core labs/ facilities, genome centers and NGS service providers—are a dominant and influential customer in this market. By our estimation, these labs prepare two-thirds of the NGS libraries.” Dr. Rothrock adds: “NGS service providers conservatively prepare five times the number of NGS libraries per week as those prepared by individual labs (those labs that don’t routinely provide NGS as a service). NGS service providers not only prepare more libraries, but they also perform a wider range of NGS applications, start with a wider variety of biological samples and are more likely to have automated some phase of NGS library prep workflow.”
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