The Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing workflow:


Sample prep


Select targets


Prepare template


NGS data analysis

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Targeted sequencing has never been simpler

Semiconductor sequencing workflow overview

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers simple, fast, and affordable solutions for targeted sequencing. The Ion sequencer workflow makes it easy—from automated Ion AmpliSeq library construction and template preparation on the Ion Chef™ System to sequencing runs that take hours (not days), as well as simplified data analysis. Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing offers streamlined and affordable end-to-end solutions, so you can accelerate and advance your research.

select targets

Select from our pre-designed gene panels or design your own with Ion AmpliSeq Designer.

construct library

Minimize hands-on time with automated Ion AmpliSeq library construction on the Ion Chef System.

Hands-on time:
15 minutes

prepare template

Conveniently go from automated library preparation to automated template preparation and chip loading, all on the versatile Ion Chef instrument.

Hands-on time:
15 minutes


The Ion sequencers offer the simplest DNA-to-data workflow for targeted sequencing with industry-leading speed and affordability.

Hands-on time: <15 minutes

Automate data analysis with Torrent Suite™ Software and find the biological meaning of your data with Ion Reporter™ Software.