Run design and management can be done easily and efficiently through the RS Remote and RS Touch user interfaces.
RS Touch, the integrated touchscreen interface, is your primary interaction point with the PacBio RS II instrument. It guides you through instrument loading and sequencing initiation. Intelligent features, including systemwide barcode tracking, provide efficient management and high-confidence performance. Throughout the single molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing process, the RS Touch visibly monitors the overall system, including each SMRT Cell, from preparation through quality assessment. The monitoring function also displays a real-time sequencing video and expected time to run completion.
The RS Remote is a Windows®-based application that allows you to design and monitor sequencing runs as well as view primary analysis results, directly from your desktop. Here, you can define data analysis parameters, including content and protocol settings, as well as set up automated secondary analysis for custom data management convenience. The system also has build-in intelligence that adjusts to provide the user constant feedback on the time and components needed to complete a run.
Once sequencing is initiated, the system’s computational Blade Center performs real-time signal processing, base calling and quality assessment. Primary analysis data, including readlength, distribution, polymerase speed and quality measurement is streamed directly to the secondary analysis software. This data, as well as trace and pulse data, are also available through the RS Touch and RS Remote interfaces for quick assessment of a sequenced SMRT Cell.