So I've just discovered this new device called MinION from Oxford Nanopore: https://www.nanoporetech.com/
And it looks like a potentially cost-effective way to do DNA sequencing. At my lab, we are looking to DNA sequence and assemble the genomes (using genome assemblers like Velvet, SPAdes, etc) of 90 individual strains of Bacillus Subtilis. This is not De Novo assembly because we have many reference genomes available to resequence with.
Does anyone have any experience or thoughts about using MinION instead of an NGS (like Illumina Miseq or Hiseq) to obtain DNA sequences for the intended downstream application of assembling genomes? If it's really a poor man's NGS then it could help save us some money. Thanks!