New Illumina Instruments

HiSeq_picsNew Year – New Innovations. Illumina directly starts off 2015 with a huge announcement: the launch of 4 new systems (GenomeWeb, 12th Jan).

Here a short overview of the new systems:

  • HiSeq X Five – scaled down version of the X Ten; costs: $6 million
  • HiSeq 3000  – uses a single flow cell and offers a lower price per data point than the HiSeq 2500; half the throughput (750G) as the HiSeq 4000; costs: $740,000
  • HiSeq 4000 – uses a dual flow cell and can sequence up to 12 genomes or 180 exomes in 3,5 days or less; costs: $900,000
  • NextSeq 550 – combines microarray scanning with NGS; applications: cytogenetics & prenatal genetic diagnostsis; costs: $275,000

Now I am curious to see if also other providers will have such surprising news as Illumina. We will keep you posted…

Stephanie Engel

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One Response to “New Illumina Instruments”

  1. Carola Grimminger

    I found this today: Illumina CEO Jay Flatley discusses genomic sequencing and the company’s latest product innovation.
    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3988806903001/illumina-ceo-on-the-genomics-revolution/?#sp=show-clips