Key applications

  • ChIP sequencing
  • Exome sequencing
  • Gene expression sequencing
  • De novo sequencing
  • Small RNA sequencing
  • Whole transcriptome sequencing

Areas of interest

  • Agricultural research
  • Stem cell research
  • Cancer research
  • Epigenomics
  • Ancient DNA genomics
  • Metagenomics
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Chip compatibility

Ion PI v3 Chip

60–80M reads
~2.5 hours run time

Ion Proton System performance specifications with Ion PI Chip

Throughput Up to 15 Gb
Read length Up to 200-base fragment reads
Number of reads passing filter 60-80 million reads passing filter
Sequencing run time 2.5 hours
Barcoding solutions 384 barcodes supported by Torrent Suite Software
96 off-the-shelf barcodes for DNA
16 off-the-shelf barcodes for RNA
Software solutions

Torrent Suite Software utilizing Torrent Browser including TMAP alignment and Torrent Variant Caller for germline or somatic mutation detection.

Torrent Browser (included) offers users remote web access to instrument status monitoring, run quality reports, individual data files, and extensible plug-ins for application-specific analysis.

Plugins available for download from the Torrent Browser Plugin Store for analysis of genome sequencing, targeted sequencing, variant analysis and annotation, microbial sequencing, transfer to 3rd party bioinformatics packages, and more.

Data can optionally flow into Ion Reporter Software for controlled analysis, annotation, and reporting of variants. Ion Reporter Software provides application specific workflows to support single, trio and paired tumor normal analysis.

Data formats Industry standard FASTQ, SFF, BAM and VCF format outputs

Specifications for the Ion Proton Sequencer

Working environment (for indoor use only) Temperature: 68-77° F (20-25° C)
Humidity: 40-60%, noncondensing
Altitude: <6,500 ft (2,000 m)
Clearances:
12 in (30.5 cm) in rear
4 in (10 cm) on left side
4 in (10cm) on right side
4 in (10 cm) from front edge of bench to sequencer bezel
36 in (90 cm) aisle in front of bench for operator access
Optional rack mounting with two Ion Proton Sequencers per rack
Gas Supply Connection: 0.25 in push-to-connect fitting
Pressure: 30 psi
Composition: nitrogen (grade 4.8, 99.998% or better)
Other connections Ethernet: 1 GigE
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Power Voltage: 100 V (min) to 240 V (max)
Current: 14 A (max)
Frequencing: 50/60 Hz
Power Draw: 1,350 W
Dimensions Width: 21.3 in/54.2 cm
Depth: 30.5 in/77.5 cm
Height: 18.7in/47.4 cm
Weight Crated for shipment: 200 lb/90.7 kg
Free-standing: 130 lb/59 kg

†Space-saving rack can be purchased for the Ion Proton System. Contact your sales representative for details.

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Service and support

Our service plans help keep you up and running. With service and support that spans the sequencing workflow from sample prep through validation, our service plans give you peace of mind wherever your research takes you.

  •  Professional installation
  •  Premium training package conducted by field scientists
  •  Worldwide application, technical, and field-training support
Features AB Complete AB Assurance AB Maintenance
Repair response time (days) Guaranteed next day on-site repairs‡ Guaranteed 2-day on-site repairs‡ Target 2-day remedial repairs‡
Remote instrument monitoring and diagnostics

 
Priority phone and email access to instrument support

Instrument operation software upgrades

   
Instrument qualification services

   
Planned maintenance

Parts, labor and travel Included Included Discount with Plus plan

‡Availability limited in some geographic areas

We also offer bioinformatics services to help you harness the power of Ion Torrent technology. 

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