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Last $133.22 USD
Change Today -2.83 / -2.08%
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5200 Illumina Way

San Diego, CA 92122

United States

Phone: 858-202-4500

Fax: 858-202-4766

Illumina, Inc. provides sequencing-and array-based solutions for genetic analysis worldwide. The company’s portfolio of integrated systems, consumables, and analysis tools is designed to accelerate and simplify genetic analysis. Its sequencing instruments could perform a range of nucleic-acid (deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and RNA) analyses across a range of sample sizes. To provide the company’s customers with sample-to-answer solutions, the company owns various companies, such as NextBio, which provides clinical and genomic informatics; Advanced Liquid Logic Inc., which provides digital microfluidics and liquid handling solutions; and Epicentre Technologies Corporation, a provider of nucleic-acid sample preparation reagents and specialty enzymes for sequencing and array applications. The company also owns Verinata Health, Inc. and BlueGnome Ltd. The acquisition of Verinata Health, Inc. (Verinata) strengthened the company’s reproductive health portfolio by adding the Verinata verifi prenatal test, a noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) for high-risk pregnancies. The company’s acquisition of BlueGnome Ltd., a provider of genetic solutions for screening chromosomal abnormalities and genetic variations associated with developmental delay and infertility, expanded its ability to offer integrated solutions in reproductive health and cancer. The company also provides products and services for other life sciences applied markets, such as agrigenomics. Government and corporate researchers use the company’s sequencing and array-based tools to accelerate and improve agricultural research. Principal Products and Technologies Sequencing The company’s portfolio of sequencing platforms represents a family of systems that sets the standard for productivity, cost-effectiveness, and accuracy among next-generation sequencing technologies. Customers use the company’s platforms to perform whole-genome, de novo, and exome sequencing, and targeted resequencing of specific gene regions and genes. The company’s DNA sequencing technology is based on its proprietary reversible terminator-based sequencing chemistry, referred to as sequencing by synthesis (SBS) biochemistry. SBS tracks the addition of labeled nucleotides as the DNA chain is copied in a massively parallel fashion. The company’s SBS sequencing technology provides researchers with a range of applications and the ability to sequence even large mammalian genomes in days rather than weeks or years. The company’s sequencing platforms could generate between 500 megabases and 1.8 terabases (equivalent to 16 human genomes) of genomic data, depending on the instrument and application. There are different price points per gigabase for each instrument, and for different applications, which range from small-genome, amplicon, and targeted gene-panel sequencing to population-scale whole human genome sequencing. Arrays Arrays are used for a range of DNA and RNA analysis applications, including single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping, copy number variation analysis, gene expression analysis, and methylation analysis, as well as allow for the detection of approximately 5,000,000 known genetic markers on a single array. The company’s BeadArray technology combines microscopic beads and a substrate in a proprietary manufacturing process to produce arrays that could perform various assays simultaneously. This facilitates large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function in a flexible manner. Using its BeadArray technology, the company achieves high-throughput analysis through a high density of test sites per array and the ability to format arrays in various configurations. The company’s HiScan and iScan array scanner systems, and its NextSeq 550 system, which the company announced in January 2015, image the arrays. Consumables The company has developed various library preparation and sequencing kits to simplify workflows and accelerate analysis. The company’s sequencing applications include whole-genome sequencing kits, which sequence entire genomes of any size and complexity, and targeted resequencing kits, which could sequence exomes, speci


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