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Research and Markets: Next Generation Sequencing Trends Report: Clinical Applications, Systems Used, Accreditation Status, Regulated Patient Sample Handling and Other Trends

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DUBLIN -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Next Generation Sequencing Trends (Clinical Applications, Systems Used, Accreditation Status, Regulated Patient Sample Handling and Other Trends)" report to their offering.

Next-generation sequencing is discussed frequently as a key to clinical diagnostics in the future. This report looks at the status of NGS today, and seeks to provide insights on the 'on-the-ground? status of clinical sequencing. In the course of doing this, the report seeks to answer the following questions: What is the status of clinical applications for Next Gen in laboratories currently? What vendors are winning? What systems are seeing usage and for what applications? How are labs responding to business pressures and regulatory challenges? What disease areas are seeing the most applications? What are labs future purchasing plans and how are clinical applications driving these decisions?

This study, Next Generation Sequencing Trends focuses on an email and telephone consultation of 110 laboratories which was carried out from April to June of 2013, with the majority in the latter portion. The survey effort targeted labs likely to be doing, or likely to be planning, applications of sequencing in either diagnostic or clinical research settings. Due to the increasing importance of 2nd and 3rd-generation systems in the market, the scope leans towards these types of sequencers. There are only 13 laboratories that have exclusively capillary systems, but these systems are still widely used. About 30% of the systems in the respondents' labs overall are capillary systems. The mix of labs reached in the surveys provides both a range of industry segments as well as groups of labs with both types of systems.

The survey asked labs about the following trends in Next Generation Sequencing and provides insights into the status of sequencing applications, including the following:

  • Number of Sequencers Owned
  • Models Owned
  • Applications Run
  • Number of Samples Run
  • Outsourcing Trends
  • Accreditation Status For Regulated Patient Samples
  • Future Accreditation Plans
  • Sequencers Used for Regulated Patient Samples
  • Volume Change Expected In NGS
  • Use of Capillary Systems and Expectation for Future
  • Bottlenecks in Sequencing Process
  • Future Purchase Plans
  • Data Analysis and Management Challenges
  • Other (non NGS) technologies Used
  • Regional Differences (Europe, US, ROW)

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