SMRT DNA sequencing is performed on SMRT Cells, each patterned with 150,000 zero mode waveguides or ZMWs. Each ZMW contains a single DNA polymerase, providing the window to observe DNA sequencing in real-time. The PacBio RS system continuously monitors ZMWs in sets of 75,000 at a time.
SMRT Cell Configurations
SMRT Cells are nanofabricated consumable substrates used in conjunction with the DNA Sequencing Kit for automated processing on the PacBio RS system. One SMRT Cell is consumed per sequencing reaction. SMRT Cells are packaged together in a streamlined 8Pac format. Experiments can be run on a single SMRT Cell or in batch mode to meet your project needs.