Info about Auto Sequencer...!
goldberg at bms.com
Mon Mar 25 13:03:38 EST 1996
I just purchased an ALFexpress unit from Pharmacia and it has exceeded
my expectations. The first thing I sequenced, in fact, was a very high
G+C fragment of DNA where I had been getting maybe 150-200 bp of useable
information manually. Using any of the kits supplied (labeled primer +
ds DNA or Cycle sequencing) I managed to obtain ca. 750 bp. The unit is
very easy to use once you get the hang of it and I am quite happy with
the customer support. The ALFexpress is about 40% less expensive than
the ABI unit. However, I have no experience with the ABI sequencer so I
can't make a direct comparison between the two units.
Hope this helps.
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