Founded in 2001, Northwoods DNA inc. offer a range of DNA sequencing and genotyping services. Based in Solway, Minnesota. They appear to be out of business as of June 2012.
Sequencing instruments used
Applied Biosystems 377.
Ready to run samples (electrophoresis only)
$7.00 per sample for 96 well plate
$8.50 per sample for standard service
High volume (96 well trays only)
$6.75 per sample for 1000 samples per month
$6.50 per sample for 2000 samples per month
$6.00 per sample for 3000 samples per month
ssDNA | $0.10 per base + $30
dsDNA | $0.15 per base + $30
Small Plasmids (<6 kb)
100 ng/µl | 10 µl minimum
Large Plasmids (>6 kb)
150 ng/µl | 10 µl minimum
4ng per 100 bp of product length | 10 µl
5 pmol/µl | 10 µl minimum
Common universal primers are provided free
All sample should be provided in water or 10mM Tris not TE.
Sample turn around time
1 – 2 days
GLP DNA sequencing
Other DNA sequencing related services offered
- High volume DNA sequencing
- Primer walking sequencing
- PCR product purification
Northwoods DNA, Inc.
44526 County Road 3
Solway, MN 56678
phone. (800) 606 2248 (Toll Free) | (218) 854-4001
fax. (320) 323-4346
website. Northwoods DNA
Northwood DNA now offer PeakTrace processing of their trace files. Overall reasonably good prices. Northwoods offer to repeat samples that failed upon request. If the sample fails a second time an additional fee of $3.00. If the sample works the second time it is sequenced then there will be no additional charge for re-sequencing that sample. This is quite nice, although nearly always the reason for failure is the quality of the DNA so if a sample doesn’t work the first time then it is very unlikely to work the second time.
Northwood appears to have closed their DNA sequencing service.
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