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 Acquires Myraqa, a Regulatory Firm




Illumina announced that it acquired Myraqa, a Redwood Shores, California based regulatory firm specializing in In Vitro Diagnostics and companion diagnostics. Myraqa was founded in 1998 by Mya Thomae, RAC, CQA. Myraqa was formerly known as Mya Thomae Consulting. Announcing the acquisition, Illumina said the acquisition will bolster Illumina’s capabilities for clinical readiness and help […]

Illumina to Expand its Reach in Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Across Europe




Illumina today announced that it has signed separate agreements with three companies,Biomnis, Genoma, and the Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics Martinsried, to expand its reach Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in Europe. Under the agreement, these companies will uses Illumina’s HiSeq 2500, consumables to perform non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Biomnis,a leading medical laboratory testing services […]

Moleculo Technology is Available as TruSeq Synthetic Long-Read DNA Library Prep Kits




Moleculo synthetic long-read sequencing is now available as a library prep kit called “TruSeq Synthetic Long-Read DNA Library Prep Kits” from Illumina.  Moleculo was a San Francisco based startup company founded by Stephen Quake’s lab members Michael Kertesz and Dmitry Pushkarev in 2012. Moleculo long-read technology is a combination of library preparation method and computational […]