|Illumina Launches the NextSeq™ 500 Sequencing System|
Transformative Addition to Industry-Leading Portfolio Brings Whole Genome Sequencing to the Desktop
The NextSeq™ 500 System, capable of sequencing a whole human genome in a single run, delivers the power of high-throughput sequencing with the simplicity of a desktop sequencer, enabling everyday genomics. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Illumina’s sequencing portfolio is the most comprehensive in the world,
and the addition of the NextSeq 500 System furthers this distinction by
enabling next-generation sequencing to become an everyday tool,” said
NextSeq 500 System –
The NextSeq 500 System delivers the power of high-throughput sequencing with the load-and-go simplicity of a desktop sequencer, effectively transforming a broad range of high-throughput applications into affordable, everyday research tools. Its push-button operation delivers a one-day turnaround for a number of popular sequencing applications, including one whole human genome and up to 16 exomes, up to 20 non-invasive prenatal testing samples, up to 20 transcriptomes, up to 48 gene expression samples and up to 96 targeted panels. With its streamlined informatics, sequencing data can be run through a range of open source or commercial pipelines or instantly transferred, analyzed, and stored securely in BaseSpace® or the new BaseSpace® OnSite for researchers needing an on premises solution.
Users also have the flexibility to switch to lower throughput sequencing as needed, and while other platforms require several pieces of specialized equipment, the NextSeq 500 System integrates cluster generation and sequencing into a single instrument. Data is generated in as little as 12 hours for a 75 cycle sequencing run and less than 30 hours for paired 150 cycle reads.
The new system is supported by the full suite of
Unrivaled Sequencing Portfolio
Illumina’s sequencing portfolio delivers the broadest range of applications, with standard workflow and chemistries across platforms. Illumina’s systems are the production platform of choice for all major genome centers and leading institutions around the world:
The NextSeq 500 System is now shipping. For more information, visit www.illumina.com/nextseq.
Illumina (www.illumina.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.
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