The evolution of PromethION
PromethION beta was first used in early access, and in May 2018 it was made commercially available, after internal performance had accelerated to give us more than 100Gb per single flow cell. As 2018 ended, internally we could generate as much as 220Gb per flow cell and the community record now stands at >160Gb, with many users comfortably generating more than 100Gb per flow cell.
With such rapid performance acceleration, we have seen demand for two configurations of the device. This provides a choice of:
- P24 for very high throughput. We currently advise that this will provide up to 3.8Tb of data per full flow cell set in 72 hours, with higher future capacity as we continue to improve all aspects of the technology.