Los Angeles, CA February 19, 2015 – AGBT 2015 is right around the corner. There are rumors on Wall Street that a NGS manufacturer may have a big announcement this year. We conducted a survey with 30 NGS aficionados to see if the wisdom of the crowd can make an educated guess of what people will remember from AGBT 2015. Highlights of the 2014 conference can be found here (link).


We ask people to select 3 out of the following 10 companies (+ others) that they believed would make a big splash at AGBT 2015.


  • 10X Genomics, perhaps clarifying its commercialization plan
  • BGI, perhaps launching one (or both) of its sequencing systems
  • Fluidigm, perhaps announcing the next generation of its C1 system
  • Illumina, perhaps launching its NeoPrep library prep system
  • NabSys, perhaps announcing a new platform or new chemistry
  • Oxford Nanopore, perhaps announcing the development of a new chemistry with decreased error rate (or other news)
  • PacBio, perhaps announcing a new system or new chemistry
  • Qiagen, perhaps clarifying the capabilities of its Genereader and clinical workflow
  • Roche (Genia), perhaps making an announcement related to Genia, Stratos Genomics or its recent Foundation Medicine investment
  • Thermo Fisher (Ion Torrent), perhaps unveiling its P III chip
  • Other

The answers of the survey can be visualized in the figured below.