Pacific Biosciences

Pacific Biosciences offers the PacBio® RS II Sequencing System to help scientists resolve complex genetic problems. Based on its novel Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) technology, the company’s products enable: de novo genome assembly to finish genomes in order to more fully identify, annotate and decipher genomic structures; full-length transcript analysis to improve annotations in reference genomes, characterize alternatively spliced isoforms in important gene families, and find novel genes; targeted sequencing to more comprehensively characterize genetic variations; and DNA base modification identification to help characterize epigenetic regulation and DNA damage. Our technology provides the industry’s highest consensus accuracy over the longest read lengths in combination with the ability to detect real-time kinetic information.