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All Sequel Systems support the full range of SMRT Sequencing applications for generating genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes.


Whole Genome Sequencing

For humans, plants, animals and microbes including de novo sequencing and variant detection

Targeted Sequencing

Study relevant genome targets across any regions of interest

RNA Sequencing

In-depth analysis of cDNA sequences across the entire transcriptome or targeted genes

Learn more about Single cell RNA Sequencing with HIFI Reads

Complex Populations

Understand variants among bacterial, viral and cancer cell populations


Detect DNA modifications in your samples while you sequence on the PacBio platform

The PacBio Sequel II and IIe Systems provide all scientists with access to high throughput, cost effective, highly accurate long-read sequencing.

Watch this short video to learn how the Sequel II and IIe Systems can help you be confident in your discoveries made possible with comprehensive views of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes.

The Sequel System Family of Instruments


Sequel IIe

Sequel II


Supported SMRT Cell SMRT Cell 8M SMRT Cell 8M SMRT Cell 1M
Number of HiFi Reads >99%* Accuracy Up to 4,000,000 Up to 4,000,000 Up to 500,000
Sequencing Run Time per SMRT Cell Up to 30 hrs Up to 30 hrs Up to 20 hrs
Recommended Chemistry 2.0 2.0 3.0
Instrument Control Software v10.1 v10.1  v8.0
v10.1 v10.1 v10.1
Performance Data Sequel IIe
System Release
Sequel II
System Release
System Release

Features of all PacBio Sequel Systems

Setting a New Standard in Long-Read Sequencing

The Sequel II System has been recognized for its ability to generate longer reads with greater accuracy and throughput, at a significantly lower cost.

Get to know the Sequel II and IIe Systems and their cost-effective sequencing applications with our Interactive Brochure.


The Sequel Systems software package includes SMRT Link, which enables a single point of access to a suite of PacBio software tools, Sequel Instrument Control Software, and remote instrument monitoring.

Software details


The Sequel Systems offer a simple workflow with rapid time to result.

We have introduced novel technologies at every stage of the sequencing process — from preparation to data analysis — to ensure an efficient workflow that delivers exceptional, precise results. Template preparation to primary base-call analysis takes less than a day, with typically fewer than four hours of hands-on time.

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The award-winning PacBio Sequel Systems are powered by Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing technology and deliver highly accurate long reads.

Learn how to go from DNA to discovery with SMRT Sequencing in this short video.

Original Publication: Eid, J., et al. (2009) Real-time DNA sequencing from single polymerase molecules. Science, 323(5910), 133–138.

  • Long Reads - With reads tens of kilobases in length you can readily assemble complete genomes and sequence full-length transcripts.
  • High Accuracy - Sequencing free of systematic error achieves >99.999% consensus accuracy. Explore the benefits of highly accurate long-read sequencing.
  • Uniform Coverage - No bias based on GC content means you can sequence through regions inaccessible to other technologies.
  • Single-Molecule Resolution - Capturing sequence data from native DNA or RNA molecules enables highly accurate long reads with >99.9% single-molecule accuracy.
  • Epigenetics - With no PCR amplification step, base modifications are directly detected during sequencing.

HiFi Reads for Highly Accurate Long-Read Sequencing

hifi-reads_icon-150x150.pngWith HiFi Sequencing you get the benefits of short reads and traditional long reads in one easy-to-use technology.

Watch this short video to learn how HiFi Sequencing is empowering scientists to strive for new breakthroughs.

Advanced scientific discoveries require sequencing data that is both accurate and complete. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing technology has evolved to a different type of long read, known as highly accurate long reads, or HiFi reads.

How Does HiFi Sequencing Compare with Other Technologies?

HiFi reads let you accurately detect all types of variants, from single nucleotide to structural variants, with high precision and recall and phase haplotypes, even in hard-to-sequence regions of the genome. Explore the resources below for more information on how HiFi reads perform relative to other technologies. 
Original Publication: Wenger, A. M., et al. (2019) Accurate Circular Consensus Long-read Sequencing Improves Variant Detection and Assembly of a Human Genome. Nature Biotechnology, 37, 1155–1162.

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Consumable bundles by application

Pacbio provide bundled reagent kits by applications to easily kick-start your long-read sequencing projects with the Sequel II System.

Templates Preparation Kits

Quickly create libraries for Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing with our template preparation kits starting from gDNA, cDNA, or amplicons. Our single-tube, addition-only strategy minimizes hands on-time to generate libraries in as little as 4 hours.

Multiplexing Kits

SMRTbell library and barcoding consumables for optional multiplexing on the PacBio Sequel Systems.

Sequence multiple samples on the same SMRT Cell to increase throughput and enhance the efficiency of your workflows. Multiplexing is supported with three barcoding options providing flexibility to incorporate unique sample identifiers during target amplification or library preparation.

Learn more about Multiplexing, including information on barcode sequences compatible with SMRT Sequencing

Binding and Cleanup Kits

DNA polymerase binding kits contain sequencing polymerase and reagents to prepare SMRTbell libraries for long-read sequencing on the PacBio Sequel Systems.

SMRT Cells, Sequencing Reagent Kits, and Accessories

SMRT Cells, Sequencing Kits, and accessories support automated SMRT Sequencing on the PacBio Sequel Systems. Each system has specific SMRT Cells and Sequencing Kits to analyse a wide spectrum of different sample types.

ANZ Certified Service Providers (CSP)

The PacBio Certified Service Provider Program is a global network of validated sequencing service labs that provides access to Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing.

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Phone: +61-3-9321-3700
Instrument(s): Sequel II System



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