Illumina Makes its Posters at AGBT 2013 Available




Missing the action at AGBT 2013 and want to know what is Illumina sequencing technology up to? Illumina has created special website for AGBT and shared a lot of interesting information. The Illumina website titled “Seek The Truth” has lot of information on Illumina technology and its usage.  As a rebuttal to a recent report […]

IonTorrent Sales Beat MiSeq Again: Macquarie Report




IonTorrent beats Illumina’s MiSeq again in the benchtop sequencing machine market, according to the latest report by Macquarie report. BioIT world reporting on the Macquarie’s analysis says that overall the benchtop sequencers market is led by IonTorrent with 62% of the benchtop sequencing market share and MiSeq with the remaining 38% of the market share. IonTorrent’s PGM has […]

Illumina Announces Future Upgrades for MiSeq and HiSeq 2500 at JMP 2013




Illumina announced a bunch of improvements one can expect in the future for its benchtop sequencer MiSeq and its big sequencer HiSeq 2500.  Longer reads and more amount of data per run .  Announcing the improvements at the JMP 2013, Illumina said its “new ordered array flow cell design will increase cluster density, enable higher […]

Illumina Announces MiSeq Grant Winners at ASHG 2012




Illumina announced the winners of Illumina MiSeq Grant/contest at ASHG 2012.  Ramunas Stepanauskas from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine,  Karin Haack from Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, and Stephen  Doyle from  La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia are the three lucky winners of Illumina MiSeq grant. Here is the brief summary of the proposal from the […]

Comparing Price and Tech. Specs. of Illumina MiSeq, Ion Torrent PGM, 454 GS Junior, and PacBio RS




Recently multiple groups have compared the performance of current next-gen sequencing technologies.  Independent comparisons of different next-gen sequencing machines have given us a good view of what one can expect from these constantly changing technologies. Apart from performance,  it is also good to know about price and tech. spec. differences – a much easier aspects […]