Supercharge your research with the power of LoopSeq single-molecule, long-read Microbiome sequencing

Example Applications.

The vast majority of 16s sequencing kits on the market only target two variable regions, V3 and V4.  This combined with the fact that the majority of these kits use short read technology means a very high number of false positives in classifications.  With short reads full V1-V9 region data with phasing cannot be generated.

With LoopSeq 16S and LoopSeq 16S & 18S we combine the power of single molecule counting and long-reads to give you a kit and service with the lowest possible False Positive rate and the best species level classification.  Our long-read sequencing technology allows us to sequence the each 16S molecule, V1-V9 in a sample and phase each molecule.

In addition our single-molecule counting technology allows us to eliminate PCR bias and report molecules based on true abundance.  This means that even molecules in very low abundance are reported in our assay. They aren’t lost in the noise of the PCR bias and you therefore get all of the species that are truly in your sample reported.

See how we compare to other 16S kits:



Multiplex workflow

Pool all samples into a single tube in the first step.


Read V1-V9.

Species classification

Higher resolution microbiome classification.

True quantification

Barcode based quantification with no PCR bias.

Easy to use

Get the kit

Next day shipping for the sample prep kit.

Upload results

Securely upload FASTQ results to the Loop's cloud pipeline.

Receive data

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...better quantify low abundance species than standard Illumina sequencing.

Outsource your sequencing

Process your samples in Loop's lab. Learn more about the service options.

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