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Ion GeneStudio™ S5 System Extended Warranty Package (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. It is optimized to provide affordability for labs focused on smaller panels and lower sequencing throughput requirements. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 System, SmartStart orientation, and an extended warranty. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–540 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–80 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation
• Receive fast repair from certified service engineers
• Minimize instrument downtime by troubleshooting with experienced Technical Support teams

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

Extended warranty plan
Add coverage to your existing manufacturer’s limited warranty with an extended warranty. Each extended warranty includes a planned maintenance visit. Should your instrument require a repair, the extended warranty coverage includes parts, labor, and travel at no additional cost. In addition, you’ll receive:
• On-site guaranteed 2-day response time*
• Scheduled on-site planned maintenance (PM)
• Priority access to Remote Service Engineers

Certain exclusions apply. Contact your Services and Support Representative for details at service.sales@thermofisher.com.

*Availability limited in some geographical areas.

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Plus System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. From genes to exomes, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is designed to enable flexibility to help labs manage small and large projects across multiple applications. With cartridge-based reagents, the system is simple to use and offers scalability and flexibility. It uses Ion 5 Series chips to support a broad range of high-throughput sequencing for clinical research and research applications from microbial genomes and gene panels to exomes and transcriptomes.

Key features:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers share the same foundational technology and fluidic architecture across all three instruments: the Ion GeneStudio S5 System, this Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System, and Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System. The primary difference across the three instruments is on-sequencer analysis time.

Speed
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series leverages the speed of semiconductor sequencing to enable the production of high quality sequencing data in a few hours and enables you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time when paired with the Ion Chef System.

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-based reagents, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers are easy to use. Combined with Ion AmpliSeq technology for target selection, the Ion Chef System for automated library and template preparation, and Ion Reporter Software for automated variant annotation, targeted sequencing is simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA from challenging samples types such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, retrospective samples from fine needle aspirates, and cell-free DNA extracted from blood (cfDNA) can be difficult to sequence on competitor next-generation sequencers. However, with Ion AmpliSeq technology and the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, you can use as little as 1 ng input DNA or RNA.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can run all of your targeted sequencing or microbial applications on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion 5 Series chips that run on the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series provide several throughput options, so your lab has the flexibility to scale from small to large projects, enabling multiple targeted sequencing applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Torrent Suite Software and Ion Reporter Software make NGS easy for beginners and experts alike. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Ion Reporter Software (Thermo Fisher Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 System with SmartStart (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. It is optimized to provide affordability for labs focused on smaller panels and lower sequencing throughput requirements. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 System and SmartStart orientation. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–540 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–80 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Prime System Extended Warranty Package (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. For core and service labs requiring maximum throughput and rapid turnaround time from a benchtop NGS system, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System enables unparalleled breadth and depth, from large panels or exomes to clinical oncology research focused on low allele frequency applications. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System, SmartStart orientation, and an extended warranty. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation
• Receive fast repair from certified service engineers
• Minimize instrument downtime by troubleshooting with experienced Technical Support teams

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

Extended warranty plan
Add coverage to your existing manufacturer’s limited warranty with an extended warranty. Each extended warranty includes a planned maintenance visit. Should your instrument require a repair, the extended warranty coverage includes parts, labor, and travel at no additional cost. In addition, you’ll receive:
• On-site guaranteed 2-day response time*
• Scheduled on-site planned maintenance (PM)
• Priority access to Remote Service Engineers

Certain exclusions apply. Contact your Services and Support Representative for details at service.sales@thermofisher.com.

*Availability limited in some geographical areas.

Ion S5™ System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion S5™ next-generation sequencing system enables a simple targeted sequencing workflow for your lab at an affordable price, without compromising on performance or reliability. The Ion S5 System leverages the speed of semiconductor sequencing with impressive on-board computing power, to enable the production of high quality sequencing data in as little as 2.5 hours and enable you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time on the Ion Chef™ System and the Ion S5 System. The Ion S5 System is simple to use with cartridge-based reagents and offers superior scalability and flexibility to support a broad range of high throughput sequencing applications, from microbial genomes and gene panels to exomes and transcriptomes, using our 5 Series chips.

Speed
Some research decisions can’t wait. A few hours could make all the difference in your quest for the right answer.With other light-based sequencers you could wait almost 60 hours for results. With the Ion S5 System you get results in as little as 24 hours (with a 2.5-4 hour sequencer run time and overnight Ion Chef System run).

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-loaded reagents, the Ion S5 System is easy to use. Beyond this, the system is part of a workflow that allows you to go from DNA to data with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time on the Ion Chef System and the Ion S5 System, significantly less than other targeted sequencing solutions that require as much as 2.5 hours of hands-on time. Combined with Ion AmpliSeq™ technology for target selection, the Ion Chef™ System for automated library and template preparation, and Ion Reporter™ Software for automated variant annotation, targeted sequencing becomes simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA for challenging samples types, such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, retrospective samples from fine needle aspirates, and cell-free DNA extracted from blood (cfDNA) can be difficult to sequence on competititor next-generation sequencers. However, with Ion AmpliSeq technology and the Ion S5 Sequencer, you can use as little as 10 ng input DNA or RNA.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can run all of your targeted sequencing or microbial applications on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion S5 System has a modular build, so your lab has the flexibility to do multiple targeted sequencing applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Whether you are new to next-generation sequencing or an expert user, Torrent Suite™ Software and Ion Reporter™ Software make it easy for you to get started with next-generation sequencing. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Ion Reporter Software (Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion Personal Genome Machine™ (PGM™) System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM) System combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry to directly translate chemical information into digital data, democratizing sequencing and making it accessible to your lab. This established system leverages the exponential improvements in the semiconductor industry (known as Moore’s Law) to provide scalability and flexibility for various applications. The Ion PGM System uses natural sequencing chemistry, which eliminates the need for expensive optics and reduces complex chemistries to measure natural DNA extension. The system leverages direct, real-time sequencing detection, providing sequencing results typically in 3–7 hours.

Affordable sequencing for small genomes and targeted panels
Other sequencing technologies rely on optical systems as bridges between chemical and digital sequence information. These systems typically entail significant additional costs; the elimination of the optical system by the Ion PGM System reduces these costs. With its small benchtop footprint, weight of about 65 lbs (30 kg), low-cost sequencing reagents, and simple touchscreen user interface, the Ion PGM System brings next-generation sequencing to your lab. Coupled with the Torrent Suite Software, the Ion PGM System performs preliminary reference genome alignment and outputs data in BAM format for easy downstream analysis with optional third party analysis tools. It can also provide access to a web portal for data review and sharing.

More information on the Ion Torrent Server >

Ion power: PostLight sequencing produces bits from bases
The sequencing technology underlying the Ion PGM System exploits a well-characterized biochemical process: when a polymerase incorporates a nucleotide into the growing strand of DNA, a hydrogen ion (H+) is released as a byproduct. This hydrogen ion carries a charge which the Ion PGM chip—essentially the world's smallest solid-state pH meter—can detect. As the sequencer floods the chip with one nucleotide after another, any nucleotide added to a DNA template will be detected as a voltage change, and the Ion PGM System will call the base. If a nucleotide is not a match for a particular template, no voltage change will be detected and no base will be called for that template.

Next-generation sequencing on your bench
A principal component of the Ion PGM System is the sequencing chip. This microprocessor chip incorporates an extremely dense array of >1 million micro-machined wells married to our proprietary ion sensor. Each well contains a different DNA template, allowing massively parallel sequencing. The chips can scale in density for specific applications from targeted panels to small genomes.

The right tool to get results easily, reliably, and quickly
Since it detects nucleotide incorporation without the use of light, the Ion PGM System uses the simplest sequencing chemistry possible: natural nucleotides. There is no need for expensive and error-prone modified bases, enzymatic cascades, chemiluminescence, or fluorescence. Direct detection also means the incorporation of each nucleotide is recorded in seconds. As a result, the Ion PGM System runs finish within hours rather than days.

Services and support
Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

For a more simplified next-generation sequencing workflow, see the Ion S5 System.

Learn more about the Ion PGM sequencing chips >

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Plus System with SmartStart (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. From genes to exomes, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is designed to enable flexibility to help labs manage small and large projects across multiple applications. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System and SmartStart orientation. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Prime System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. For core and service labs requiring maximum throughput and rapid turnaround time from a benchtop NGS system, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System enables unparalleled breadth and depth, from large panels or exomes to clinical oncology research focused on low allele frequency applications. With cartridge-based reagents, the system is simple to use and offers scalability and flexibility. It uses Ion 5 Series chips to support a broad range of high-throughput sequencing for clinical research and research applications from microbial genomes and gene panels to exomes and transcriptomes.

Key features:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers share the same foundational technology and fluidic architecture across all three instruments: the Ion GeneStudio S5 System, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System, and this Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System. The primary difference across the three instruments is on-sequencer analysis time.

Speed
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series leverages the speed of semiconductor sequencing to enable the production of high quality sequencing data in a few hours and enables you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time when paired with the Ion Chef System.

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-based reagents, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers are easy to use. Combined with Ion AmpliSeq technology for target selection, the Ion Chef System for automated library and template preparation, and Ion Reporter Software for automated variant annotation, targeted sequencing is simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA from challenging samples types such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, retrospective samples from fine needle aspirates, and cell-free DNA extracted from blood (cfDNA) can be difficult to sequence on competitor next-generation sequencers. However, with Ion AmpliSeq technology and the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, you can use as little as 1 ng input DNA or RNA.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can run all of your targeted sequencing or microbial applications on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion 5 Series chips that run on the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series provide several throughput options, so your lab has the flexibility to scale from small to large projects, enabling multiple targeted sequencing applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Torrent Suite Software and Ion Reporter Software make NGS easy for beginners and experts alike. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Ion Reporter Software (Thermo Fisher Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. The Ion GeneStudio S5 System is optimized to provide affordability for labs focused on smaller panels and lower sequencing throughput requirements. With cartridge-based reagents, the system is simple to use and offers scalability and flexibility. It uses Ion 5 Series chips to support a broad range of high-throughput sequencing for clinical research and research applications from microbial genomes and gene panels to exomes and transcriptomes.

Key features:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–540 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–80 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers share the same foundational technology and fluidic architecture across all three instruments: this Ion GeneStudio S5 System, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System, and Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System. The primary difference across the three instruments is on-sequencer analysis time.

Speed
The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series leverages the speed of semiconductor sequencing to enable the production of high quality sequencing data in a few hours and enables you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time when paired with the Ion Chef System.

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-based reagents, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers are easy to use. Combined with Ion AmpliSeq technology for target selection, the Ion Chef System for automated library and template preparation, and Ion Reporter Software for automated variant annotation, targeted sequencing is simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA from challenging samples types such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, retrospective samples from fine needle aspirates, and cell-free DNA extracted from blood (cfDNA) can be difficult to sequence on competitor next-generation sequencers. However, with Ion AmpliSeq technology and the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, you can use as little as 1 ng input DNA or RNA.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can run all of your targeted sequencing or microbial applications on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion 5 Series chips that run on the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series provide several throughput options, so your lab has the flexibility to scale from small to large projects, enabling multiple targeted sequencing applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Torrent Suite Software and Ion Reporter Software make NGS easy for beginners and experts alike. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Ion Reporter Software (Thermo Fisher Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Prime System with SmartStart (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. For core and service labs requiring maximum throughput and rapid turnaround time from a benchtop NGS system, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System enables unparalleled breadth and depth, from large panels or exomes to clinical oncology research focused on low allele frequency applications. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System and SmartStart orientation. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

HID Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Prime System (Ion Torrent™)

The HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. For core and service labs requiring maximum throughput and rapid turnaround time from a benchtop NGS system, the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System enables unparalleled breadth and depth for large panels with the fastest turnaround time needs. With cartridge-based reagents, the system is simple to use and offers scalability and flexibility. It uses Ion 5 Series chips to support a broad range of forensic applications including mitochondria sequencing, STR analysis, and SNP genotyping.

Features of the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Series
The HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers share the same foundational technology and fluidic architecture across all three instruments: the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 System, the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System, and this HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System. The primary difference across the three instruments is on-sequencer analysis time.

Speed
The HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers leverage the speed of semiconductor sequencing to enable the production of high-quality sequencing data in a few hours and enable you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time when paired with the HID Ion Chef System.

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-based reagents, the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers are easy to use. Combined with Precision ID library prep technology for target selection, the HID Ion Chef System for automated library and template preparation, and Converge Software for automated analysis, forensic sequencing is simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA amounts from challenging sample types such as touch DNA or other forensic samples can be difficult to sequence on competitor next-generation sequencers. However, with Precision ID library preparation and sequencing technology and the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series sequencers, you can use as little as 100 pg of DNA input and achieve accurate, robust results.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can modulate your throughput by chip selection on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion 5 Series chips that run on the HID Ion GeneStudio S5 Series systems provide several throughput options, so your lab has the flexibility to scale from small to large projects, enabling multiple forensic applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Torrent Suite Software and Converge Software make NGS easy for beginners and experts alike. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Converge Software (Thermo Fisher Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and help ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion S5™ XL System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion S5™ XL next-generation sequencing system enables a simple targeted sequencing workflow for your lab with reliable performance and industry-leading speed. The Ion S5 XL System leverages the speed of semiconductor sequencing with impressive computing power found both on-board and in the included Torrent Server, to produce high quality sequencing data in as little as 2.5 hours and enable you to go from DNA library to data in as little as 24 hours with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time on the Ion Chef™ System and the Ion S5 XL System. The Ion S5 XL System is simple to use with cartridge-based reagents and offers superior scalability and flexibility to support a broad range of high throughput sequencing applications, from microbial genomes and gene panels to exomes and transcriptomes, using our 5 Series chips.

Speed
Some research decisions can’t wait. A few hours could make all the difference in your quest for the right answer.With other light-based sequencers you could wait almost 60 hours for results. With the Ion S5 XL System you get results in as little as 24 hours (with a 2.5-4 hour sequencer run time and overnight Ion Chef System run)—the fastest turnaround of any next-generation sequencer currently on the market.

Simplicity
With single-day installation, a straightforward user interface, and cartridge-loaded reagents, the Ion S5 XL System is easy to use. Beyond this, the system is part of a workflow that allows you to go from DNA to data with only 45 minutes of total hands-on time on the Ion Chef System and the Ion S5 XL System, significantly less than other targeted sequencing solutions that require as much as 2.5 hours of hands-on time. Combined with Ion AmpliSeq™ technology for target selection, the Ion Chef™ System for automated library and template preparation, and Ion Reporter™ Software for automated variant annotation, targeted sequencing becomes simpler than ever.

Small sample input
Low input DNA for challenging samples types, such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, retrospective samples from fine needle aspirates, and cell-free DNA extracted from blood (cfDNA) can be difficult to sequence on competitor next-generation sequencers. However, with Ion AmpliSeq technology and the Ion S5 XL Sequencer, you can use as little as 10 ng input DNA or RNA.

Scalability
Why buy multiple systems for your lab when you can run all your targeted sequencing or microbial research applications on a single next-generation sequencer? The Ion S5 XL System has a modular build, so your lab has the flexibility to do multiple targeted sequencing applications on a single system.

Simple analysis and storage solutions
Whether you are new to next-generation sequencing or an expert user, Torrent Suite™ Software and Ion Reporter™ Software make it easy for you to get started with next-generation sequencing. Plan, monitor, track, and analyze your runs using Torrent Suite Software (pre-installed on the Torrent Server). Integrate, annotate, and interpret variants using Ion Reporter Software (Cloud or local options available based on your needs).

Services and support
With more than 2,000 field personnel, Thermo Fisher Scientific has the most extensive network of dedicated Field Application Specialists and Service Engineers to work with you, so you can be confident that we will be there when and where you need us most.

Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion Proton™ System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion Proton™ System is the first benchtop sequencing system capable of human-scale genome, exome, or transcriptome sequencing in a few hours—with DNA-to-variants called in a single day.

The system combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry to directly translate chemical information into digital data. By leveraging the exponential improvements in the semiconductor industry (known as Moore’s Law), the Ion Proton™ Sequencing System provides an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility to support a broad range of high throughput sequencing applications, ranging from human-scale genome to exome to transcriptome sequencing. The system’s use of the simplest natural sequencing chemistry eliminates the need for expensive optics and complex sequencing chemistries, resulting in a highly affordable sequencing system to own and operate. Real-time, direct, electrical detection of sequencing, combined with the enormous amount of computing power in both the Ion Proton™ Sequencer and Ion Proton™ Torrent Server, enables generation of high quality sequencing results from DNA library to variants in a single day.

Features of the Ion Proton™ System:

Fastest high-throughput next-generation sequencing workflow with the fastest sequencing run-times of 2–4 hours on the Ion PI™ Chip
Highest number of complete sequencing runs per week, with a simple and automated workflow (when used with the Ion OneTouch™ 2 System)
Simple semiconductor sequencing workflows with robust and simple hardware that can be relied upon—no cameras, no optics, and no lasers
Scalable, high throughput sequencing capabilities enabling up to 200-base single reads and flexible library options (e.g., fragment gDNA, targeted/exome, RNA)
Small benchtop footprint and mounting capability (with optional rack) (two Ion Proton™ systems per rack), to deliver the only benchtop genome center
Low-cost platform and attractively priced semiconductor chips and reagents for a range of applications
Proven Ion semiconductor sequencing requires no complex optics and employs natural nucleotides to deliver highly accurate variant detection, uniformity of coverage, and sensitivity to detect low frequency variants
Range of fast and simple library solutions and kits with low-input requirements for a variety of applications, such as genomic sequencing, exome sequencing, sequencing sets of genes, and RNA sequencing
Complete end-to-end solution from base calls to variants with the Proton™ Torrent Server and Torrent Suite Software v3.0
Simple and integrated tools for tertiary data analysis with Ion Reporter™ Software for DNA variation analysis across single, paired, or trio samples

With the availability of the groundbreaking Ion Proton™ System, rapid, high throughput sequencing is finally accessible by all laboratories.

Affordable Sequencing For Nearly Every Lab
Previous sequencing technologies have relied upon optical systems as bridges between the chemical and digital forms of sequence information. These systems have added tremendous costs to sequencers, relegating them to only the largest laboratories. By eliminating the need for the optical system, the Ion Proton™ System provides high throughput sequencing that is simpler, faster, more cost effective, and more scalable than any other technology available. With a benchtop footprint, low-cost sequencing reagents, and a simple touchscreen user interface, the Ion Proton™ System brings high throughput, next generation sequencing to nearly every lab.

Ion Power: PostLight™ Sequencing Produces Bits From Bases
The sequencing technology underlying the Ion Proton™ System exploits a well-characterized biochemical process: When a nucleotide is incorporated into a strand of DNA by a polymerase, a hydrogen ion (H+) is released as a byproduct. This hydrogen ion carries a charge that the Proton™ System’s ion sensor—essentially the world's smallest solid-state pH meter—can detect. As the sequencer floods the chip with one nucleotide after another, any nucleotide added to a DNA template will be detected as a voltage change, and the Ion Proton™ System will call the base. If a nucleotide is not a match for a particular template, no voltage change will be detected and no base will be called for that template.

Massively Parallel Sequencing On Your Bench
A principal component of the Ion Proton™ System is the sequencing chip. The Ion PI™ Chip incorporates an extremely dense array of >165 million micro-machined wells married to our proprietary ion sensor. Each well contains a different DNA template, allowing massively parallel sequencing. With the Ion PI™ Chip (165 million wells), the Ion Proton™ System enables a range of high throughput genomic applications from human-scale exome sequencing to whole transcriptome sequencing.

The Right Tool To Get Results Easily, Reliably, and Quickly
Because it detects nucleotide incorporation without the use of light, the Ion Proton™ System uses the simplest sequencing chemistry possible: natural nucleotides. There is no need for expensive and error-prone modified bases, enzymatic cascades, chemiluminescence, or fluorescence. Direct detection also means the incorporation of each nucleotide is recorded in seconds. As a result, you can do an entire sequencing run typically in a few hours.

Services and Support
Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Plus System Extended Warranty Package (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is a semiconductor-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) system that enables simple targeted sequencing workflows. From genes to exomes, the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System is designed to enable flexibility to help labs manage small and large projects across multiple applications. Combining an extended warranty with your system purchase helps extend the life of your investment.

This package includes the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System, SmartStart orientation, and an extended warranty. Key features include:
• Select the chip (Ion 510–550 chip) that fits your application and throughput needs to achieve from 2–130 million reads per run
• Reduce setup time and complexity with cartridge-based plug-and-play reagents
• Complete run and analysis in hours and move forward with your experiments
• Increase efficiency and become operational faster with SmartStart orientation
• Receive fast repair from certified service engineers
• Minimize instrument downtime by troubleshooting with experienced Technical Support teams

For detailed instrument information and specifications, see the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System.

Get up and running quickly with SmartStart
SmartStart orientation is carried out by a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to get you up and running quickly in your lab and reduce downtime. SmartStart is the first step of your education journey and is designed to help you work smarter and with greater efficiency. It includes:
• 1-day technology overview and instrument workflow
• 1-day hands-on application workflow training
• 10 hours bioinformatics consultancy

Content will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience.

Extended warranty plan
Add coverage to your existing manufacturer’s limited warranty with an extended warranty. Each extended warranty includes a planned maintenance visit. Should your instrument require a repair, the extended warranty coverage includes parts, labor, and travel at no additional cost. In addition, you’ll receive:
• On-site guaranteed 2-day response time*
• Scheduled on-site planned maintenance (PM)
• Priority access to Remote Service Engineers

Certain exclusions apply. Contact your Services and Support Representative for details at service.sales@thermofisher.com.

*Availability limited in some geographical areas.

Ion PGM™ Dx System (Ion Torrent™)

The Ion PGM™ Dx System is a reliable and robust in vitro diagnostic (IVD) next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform that is designed to deliver the proven performance and simplicity of the Ion Torrent™ PGM system, while empowering clinical laboratories with the flexibility to develop molecular diagnostic assays to help meet their evolving needs.

The Ion PGM™ Dx System:
• Offers a complete, simple, and cost-effective IVD NGS instrument system solution
• Enables highly reproducible and accurate genetic variant analysis with as little as 10 ng of input DNA
• Provides rapid turnaround time from sample to variant analysis in <2 days
• Enables molecular diagnostic assay developers the flexibility to publish protocols in a locked workflow environment
• Helps increase laboratory efficiency with integrated software that supports sample and reagent tracking, auditing, and traceability compliance
• Supports role-based workflows to help ensure a higher level of results integrity

Proven technology and performance
The Ion PGM™ Dx System is built on proven Ion Torrent™ Post-Light™ Ion Semiconductor Sequencing technology that is well-established and adopted globally in life sciences and clinical research. With this system, the technology has been refined and designed specifically to help meet the increasing needs of the diagnostic laboratory environment. The system provides a comprehensive set of instruments, reagents & consumables, and integrated software developed under stringent design control with a complete design history file, and manufactured under GMP to help ensure performance and quality standards are met.

Results generated using the Ion PGM™ Dx System proved highly reproducible in a validation study across multiple sites, operators, and reagent kits. Overall system performance was excellent with an average SNV sensitivity of >99.5%. The system was validated using challenging germline variants, with library generation based on proven Ion AmpliSeq™ technology, enabling accurate and reliable genetic analysis even with input DNA amounts as low as 10 ng.

Flexibility & scalability
The Ion PGM™ Dx platform empowers clinical laboratories with the flexibility and scalability to reliably develop and implement their own molecular diagnostic assays using the Ion PGM™ Dx System and GMP manufactured reagent sets combined with their choice of targeted analyte specific reagents. Leveraging Ion Ampliseq™ ultrahigh-multiplex PCR targeted library generation technology, the system enables assay developers to define and customize their assay primer sets of any panel size, and to validate, lock, and publish protocols in a role-based workflow environment for implementation into routine use.

Simple & efficient workflow to help maximize throughput
The Ion PGM™ Dx System delivers the speed and simplicity of the Ion Torrent™ platform, combined with key workflow advantages designed specifically for regulated laboratory environments and in vitro diagnostic applications. A simplified instrument and assay workflow, as well as intuitive software, further automate the testing turnaround time, providing rapid sample-to-variant analysis results in as little as 2 days. Additionally, the validated workflow enables multiplexing of up to 16 samples within a single sequencing run, making it a cost-effective and flexible approach.

Integrated secure software helps ensure high integrity results
Ion PGM™ Dx Torrent Suite™ software is an integrated software system that manages and tracks the entire run process from sample definition to variant analysis, providing full data traceability and auditable run analysis—a necessary part of 21CFR Part 11 compliance. With a user-friendly intuitive software interface, multi-tier role-based workflows, and a suite of parameter controls, the software aids clinical laboratories in maintaining high performance standards and helps ensure a higher level of results integrity.

The unique capabilities and features of the Ion PGM™ Dx System designed specifically for regulated laboratory environments make it a suitable next-generation sequencing platform-of-choice for nearly every clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Services and support
Service and support plans—comprehensive plans to maximize instrument performance and ensure availability of critical systems
Qualification services—document and ensure instrument is installed, operating, and performing to manufacturer’s specifications
Training—courses for experimental design, data analysis, troubleshooting, applications, and instrument operation
Bioinformatics—tailored support for NGS informatics execution, software use, data analysis, and downstream applications
DataSafe Solution—storage and back-up strategy, design, hardware, and support for all lab data

Intended use
The Ion PGM™ Dx Instrument System is composed of a sequencing instrument that measures the hydrogen ions that are generated during the incorporation of nucleotides in the DNA sequencing reaction and the ancillary instrumentation necessary for sample processing. This instrument system is used in conjunction with the instrument-specific Ion PGM™ Dx Library Kit, Ion OneTouch™ Dx Template Kit, Ion PGM™ Dx Sequencing Kit, and Ion 318™ Dx Chip Kit, and data analysis software. The Ion PGM™ Dx Instrument System is intended for targeted sequencing of human genomic DNA from peripheral whole-blood samples. The Ion PGM™ Dx Instrument System is not intended for whole genome or de novo sequencing.