Beckman Sequencer

Nick van Holst Nick.VanHolst at flinders.edu.au
Wed Feb 14 21:40:52 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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To my knowledge the Beckman machine uses coated capillaries unlike the ABI
one so the capillaries cannot be regenerated as easily POP re-coats the
capillary with each new injection (my understanding)


Nick van Holst,
Research Associate,
Centre for Digestive Health,
Department of Gastroenterology,
Flinders Medical Centre,
Bedford Park, 5042,
Adelaide, South Australia,
Australia.

Ph:    +61 8 8204 3940
                  8940

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