What's the Problem?
Long-read genomic sequencing technologies like Oxford Nanopore and PacBio are natively error prone. If you want to run applications sequencing multiple samples simultaneously, as you do in Illumina short-read sequencers, these errors corrupt the samples' information. Therefore, the long-read technology is no longer safe and events of misassignment among samples are likely to occur.
How are they Solving it?
ArgenTAG developed a reliable and robust method to share a sequencing run, bringing down the cost of applications in long-read sequencers. Their solution consists of a patent-pending DNA barcoding technology that enables the invention of a myriad of new applications of long-read sequencing technologies like precision medicine, metagenomics and epidemiological surveillance.