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2018, Issue 24

Ion GeneStudio S5

New: Ion GeneStudio S5 Series for next-generation sequencing

Meet our expanded NGS instrument lineup: Ion GeneStudio S5 System, Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System and Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System.

Ion GeneStudio S5 sequencers can meet the research needs of the occasional NGS user, up to central service laboratories that need to sequence a broad range of sample types and applications and return the data very quickly.

Take a look at the new line-up ›


New: Ion 550 Chip reducing cost per sample

Sequence up to 8 exomes in a working day and reduce your cost per sample up to 40% sequencing exomes, transcriptomes, or larger gene panels.

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50 Genes across multiple cancer types

Target >50 genes across multiple cancer types in research

Ion Torrent Oncomine Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay enables reproducible detection and analysis of tumor DNA and RNA across all major classes of somatic mutations (SNVs, indels, CNVs and fusions) from a single vial of blood and from as little as 1 ng of nucleic acid input within two days.

Targeting over 50 genes across multiple cancer types, including lung, colorectal, breast, pancreatic, thyroid and others, the cell-free total nucleic acid (cfTNA) assay is the latest addition to the rapidly growing liquid biopsy NGS assay portfolio.

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Ion AmpliSeq On-Demand

Inherited disease research made easy with over 5,000 pre-tested genes

Over 5,000 genes related to germline disorder research are now available in the Ion AmpliSeq On-Demand catalog. Log on to Ion AmpliSeq Designer to check the availability of your genes. Custom gene panels are now more accessible than ever with easy gene selection and small pack sizes.

Design your panel now ›

Ion Torrent Oncomine Myeloid Research Assay

One single assay for relevant myeloid mutations

Current methods for the analysis of hematological malignancies often involve multiple sequential tests and laborious workflows.

The Ion Torrent Oncomine Myeloid Research Assay is a comprehensive, targeted NGS assay designed to assist in the understanding of myeloid cancer. The assay interrogates relevant DNA mutations and fusion transcripts associated with myeloid disorders in a quick and easy NGS run.

Screen all relevant mutations ›

Immuno-oncology promises deeper understanding

Immuno-oncology promises deeper research understanding

The Ion Torrent immuno-sequencing solution, now with Onomine Tumor Mutation Load, is designed to help identify markers relevant to immunotherapies using our streamlined sequencing platform and fully integrated informatics solutions to analyze and interpret results.

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New advancement in library prep coming soon

Later this year, a new advancement in library preparation, Ion AmpliSeq HD technology*, will be  ideal for ultralow frequency variant detection from both liquid biopsy and FFPE samples. Its primer design process will enable clinical researchers to, for the first time, create cell-free DNA (cfDNA) panels of their own design with maximum flexibility.

*The content provided herein may relate to products that have not been officially released and is subject to change without notice.

Germline disorder research

Learn how next-generation sequencing can be used in your research


Bite-sized answers to your sequencing questions for next-generation sequencing or capillary electrophoresis


Detecting TCR beta variable gene alleles

The immune response workflow in Ion Reporter now has a plug-in that is an accessory to the Ion AmpliSeq Immune Repertoire Assay Plus, TCR beta, which helps users detect TCR beta variable gene alleles. The plug-in produces report files containing the sequence and frequency of putative novel alleles and also crosschecks putative novel alleles with the Lym1K database (Yu et al, 2017) derived from 1,000 genomes data.

  • 36th Annual Healthcare Conference
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    January 8–11, 2018
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    Orlando, FL, USA
    February 12–15, 2018
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  • USCAP 2018
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    March 17–23, 2018
    Booth #531
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