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Beckman Sequencer

pd peter at peterduncan.net_NOSPAM
Wed Feb 14 00:30:58 EST 2001


Here ya go:

                                                                     AB Model 3100                     Beckman CEQ2000
Instrument Type                                             capillary                                 capillary
Samples/run                                                   16                                           8
run time                                                          2 hr. 35 min/650 bases            2 hr/500 bases*
24 hour sample throughput (unattended)         144                                         96
capillary array cost                                         $550.00                                 $435.00
# runs/array                                                    100                                        100
capillary cost/run                                             $5.50                                     $4.35
polymer cost/run                                             $4.83                                     $7.50
buffer cost/run                                                 $0.32                                     $0.83
sample microplate cost/run                               $0.92                                     $0.78
total consumable cost/run                                 $11.57                                   $13.46
total consumable cost/sample                           $0.72                                    $1.68

pd


"Dean Lavelle" <dean at pgflinux.ucdavis.edu> wrote in message news:95u8hs$ac5$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk...
: Questions for Beckman sequencer users:
:
: Is the Beckman worth considering now that the 3100 from ABI is
: available?  A year ago, it seemed that the software was somewhat below
: par on the Beckman, has this improved lately?  Finally, what about the
: cost per DNA sample using the Beckman chemistry versus the ABI Big Dye
: Terminator chemistry, which is cheaper to use?
:
: Much thanks,
:
: Dean Lavelle
: Plant Genetics Facility
: UC Davis
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