Targeted or whole genome sequencing (WGS) approaches can be employed effectively on the Ion GeneStudio Series for research that may help in tracing the origin of outbreaks, monitoring biologics manufacturing processes, ensuring food and beverage safety, and conducting clinical microbiology research.

Sequencing workflow for infectious disease research


1. Select targets

2. Construct library

3. Prepare template

4. Run sequence

5. Analyze data

Targeted sequencing

Browse fixed infectious disease panels or customize your own on the Ion AmpliSeq Designer tool

Ion AmpliSeq DNA and RNA Library Preparation user guide

Ion Chef System:

Ion 510 & Ion 520 & Ion 530 Kit - Chef

Ion 540 Kit - Chef

Ion 550 Kit -  Chef

Ion OneTouch 2 System:

Ion 520 & Ion 530 Kit - OT2

Ion 540 Kit - OT2

Ion GeneStudio S5 System

Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus System

Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime System

Ion 510 Chip Kit

Ion 520 Chip Kit

Ion 530 Chip Kit

Ion 540 Chip Kit

Ion 550 Chip Kit

Torrent Suite Software

Ion Reporter Software

Discovery and characterization

  Ion Xpress Plus Fragment Library Kit


Ion 16S Metagenomics Kit

Bacterial typing research


Viral typing research

PathAmp FluA Reagents user guide


Documents and resources


User guides and FAQs


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