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FlexReads Make SimpleSeq Even Simpler

Customers love the convenience and value SimpleSeq but usually have leftover tubes after having exhausting all 96 reactions in the kit. FlexReads solve that problem. Think of them as refilling your kit.

FlexReads are great because of their flexibility. The reactions are not tied to any particular kit, so you can stock up on them while retaining the freedom to use the reactions on any kit later. Also, FlexReads are better for the environment. Instead of throwing away leftover tubes or stockpiling kits simply for the reactions, you can order one kit and refill it until all tubes are exhausted.

Simple to Order

FlexPacks can be ordered from the sidebar of this page or from the sequencing dashboard.

Simple to Refill

The best part about FlexReads is how incredibly easy they are to use. The system automatically pulls from any additional FlexReads on your account when a kit is exhausted. You do not have to do anything. Simply submit the leftover SimpleSeq tubes as you normally would, and the system will automatically pull from your supply of FlexReads.

Flex Your Sequencing Muscles

FlexReads and FlexPacks are essentially the same thing, only FlexPacks are purchased in bundles. It is analogous to buying one soda or a twelve pack of soda.

  FlexReads FlexPacks
How is it used? When your SimpleSeq kit has no reactions left, FlexReads are automatically added when you try to checkout a tube. FlexPacks are prepaid. They essentially refill your SimpleSeq kits.
Scenario A customer submits barcoded tubes from a SimpleSeq kit online but the kit has 0 reactions left. FlexReads are automatically added to the order to cover the missing reactions. A customer has leftover SimpleSeq tubes and purchases FlexPack(s) to refill the reactions on their account. FlexPacks are not tied to any specific kit and can be used across multiple kits.
Service Sequencing reactions Sequencing reactions
Sizes 1 single reaction Pack sizes include 12, 24, 48, & 96
Payment Automatically added in checkout as needed Prepaid, just like SimpleSeq
Used with SimpleSeq kits SimpleSeq kits
Expiry Used immediately 3 years

 

The best part about FlexReads is how incredibly easy they are to use. The system automatically pulls from any additional FlexReads on your account when a kit is exhausted. You do not have to do anything. Simply submit the leftover SimpleSeq tubes as you normally would, and the system will automatically pull from your supply of FlexReads.

Step by Step Directions

  1. First, purchase a FlexPack. The order control is found on the sidebar of this page.
  2. The reactions will be automatically added to your account upon purchase. You can verify this on the Sequencing Dashboard page, which shows the total number of reactions available on your account
  3. Submit your leftover SimpleSeq tubes as normal. No additional steps are required.

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 What are FlexReads?
FlexReads are virtual reactions that are used when the number of reactions submitted exceed the number of reactions available in your kit. They can be used with any SimpleSeq kit in your account.  You must pay for these FlexReads as you use them. Unlike the first 96 reactions, FlexReads are not bound to or associated with a particular SimpleSeq Kit. They can be pre-purchased at any time, even while submitting an order. 

If you pre-purchased FlexReads to be prepared, then the order will pull from these existing FlexReads as needed.  If not, the system will automatically add the exact number of FlexReads that you need to the cart to complete the order.

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Example:

A customer wishes to submit an order of 10 SimpleSeq tubes with 10 reactions.  However, they only have 10 SimpleSeq tubes and 5 reactions left on the kit.  5 FlexReads are added to the cart automatically, or pulled from the account if available, to fill in the difference.

The reason why some SimpleSeq tubes are leftover, after all 96 kit reactions are used, is because some customers submit multiple reactions per tube.  For instance, 48 tubes with 2 reactions each would exhaust a kit, leaving 48 leftover tubes.

What are FlexPacks?
FlexPacks are packages of FlexReads. These virtual reactions can be purchased prior to placing a sequencing order and can be redeemed when you order the sequencing services using barcoded SimpleSeq tubes. The number of purchased FlexPacks will appear on your sequencing dashboard.

How to Order?
The order control for FlexPacks is in the sidebar of this page.  Any prepurchased FlexReads will appear on your sequencing dashboard

When can I use FlexReads?
When you have fewer barcoded SimpleSeq tubes than the number of sequencing reations you require. Each SimpleSeq kit has 96 sequencing reactions. When the tubes are used to submit samples for use in >96 sequencing reactions, the additional reactions can be paid for using FlexReads. Assume that you have already used up 92 reactions and now have only 4 barcoded tubes left from a SimpleSeq kit. When you submit 4 samples in these 4 tubes for 8 (i.e., 4 more than 96) sequencing reactions, the 4 additional reactions will appear as FlexReads in your cart and on your order summary.  

If I can use FlexReads to pay for the excess reactions without any 'activation', why do I need FlexPacks?
The presence of FlexPacks in the sequencing dashboard will allow you or a member of your team to checkout orders without having to make a payment. As long as there are sufficient redeemable FlexReads, you can order sequencing services without having to make any payment for the same. Such an arrangement allows you handle your budget more efficiently.