Sequencing COVID19 virus on our MinION!

With our sequencing capacity and in-house expertise in big data analysis, we decided to step in to help the country – by sequencing the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID19. The library was prepared by a local student and we provided the Nanopore flowcell, GTX1650 gaming laptop, and know-how in data analysis. The sequencing took less than 30 minutes, giving more than enough coverage for assembly. This approach is scalable and by having a better understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 viral genome, we will be able to better manage COVID19 outbreaks.