When you are looking for a sequencing facility there are two main factors to consider aside from the quality of the data cost and turn-around time (TAT).  We've researched many facilities across the globe and this is what we have found:

First, the cost of sequencing varies widely between facilities. In part, this is due to the facility's source of funding: governmental or private. Most government funded academic institutions run their sequencers at cost for their internal users (students and professors). They usually have a pricing structure as follows: cheapest for internal, more expensive for external nonprofit users and the most expensive (sometimes as much as a 50% surcharge) for external for-profit users. To illustrate

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