Illumina launches iSeq 100 for $20k at JPM 2018

Illumina launched a new sequencer iSeq 100 at this year’s JPM.  iSeq 100 can sequence 4 million reads per run, can sequence 2x 150bp with maximum throughput of 1.5Gb per run. iSeq 100 is initially known as Project Firefly and uses CMOS semiconductor technology with SBS. iSeq 100 is the smallest desktop sequencer in Illumina’s  portfolio […]

Illumina’s announces new sequencers: NovaSeq Series

Illumina announced new sequencers, NovaSeq 5000 and 6000, that could potentially reduces the cost of human genome sequencing to $100 in the future. The NovaSeq sequencing systems, which are built from the ground up, offers scalability and flexibility for any type of sequencing, either large scale or targeted sequencing. NovaSeq 5000 and 6000 NovaSeq 5000 […]

Illumina Sues Oxford Nanopore

In case you missed it, Illumina announced that it is Oxford Nanopore Technologies for violating Illumina’s two patents on nanopore sequencing in Oxford Nanopore’s MinION and PromethION devices. Illumina press release says that The lawsuits are based on U.S. Patent Nos. 8,673,550 and 9,170,230, which are entitled “MSP NANOPORES AND RELATED METHODS.”Illumina has exclusively licensed the […]

Illumina Announces MiniSeq, a new benchtop sequencer

Illumina announced MiniSeq, a new benchtop sequencing system, at this year’s JPM. With MiniSeq, Illumina hopes to offer NGS workflow solution for every lab. MiniSeq is priced at $49,500 USD, to make it easy for any laboratory to adopt NGS. The MiniSeq System is expected to be available early in the first quarter of 2016. MiniSeq […]

Illumina Announces Three New Sequencers at JPM 2015: HiSeq X Five, HiSeq 3000/4000, and NextSeq 550

Illumina welcomed the new year with three/four new sequencing systems with a wide range of sequencing capabilities. This year Illumina mainly focused of HiSeq X and HiSeq systems and announced new HiSeq X Five, HiSeq 3000/4000, and, NextSeq 550.  Announcing the new set of sequencers, Jay Flatley, Illumina’s Chief Executive Officer, said Illumina technology has […]