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 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 […]