As of September 2017, inqaba biotec is the official partner of PacBio in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding Sudan). In addition to supplying PacBio’s Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT®) Sequencing technology, starting in early 2018, we will be launching our Long-Read Sequencing Service using the PacBio® platform. We are particularly excited to offer this service for several reasons: PacBio is the leader in long-read sequencing, providing the most comprehensive views of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes in a variety of organisms from viruses/bacteria through to plant, animal and human genomes. SMRT Sequencing delivers long continuous reads (>20kb), high consensus accuracy (up to 99.9999% QV50), uniform coverage (even across high GC content regions), along with simultaneous epigenetics characterization. PacBio’s Sequel® System is the scalable platform for SMRT Sequencing and overcomes many of the challenges associated with short-read sequencing technologies.