Next-generation Sequencing:

The GFC provides next-generation sequencing through the Ion Torrent PGM and Proton sequencing platforms. The PGM is a fast and effective tool for the focused sequencing of gene panels, 16S rRNA amplicons and sub-genome scale applications. The Ion Torrent Proton offers a higher output and is capable of sequencing two whole exomes in a single run or eight whole transcriptomes. The GFC has implemented Ion Torrent's AmpliSeq whole exome analysis pipeline and, through a series of high quality test runs, qualified as the only Ion Torrent certified exome service provider in the state of Arizona. Additional applications include custom mutation panels, CNV, and SNP analyses.