Unlike other next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches, Ion Torrent focused NGS solutions for SARS-CoV-2 research provide the speed, scalability, and precision you need to spend more time finding answers and less time looking for them.

Ion Torrent targeted NGS can be used for research of viral typing, viral discovery, epidemiology (contact tracking, tracing, and surveillance), host genetics and immune response, and vaccines.

Benefits of targeted NGS for SARS-CoV-2 research include:

  • Rapid turnaround time
  • Automated workflow
  • End-to-end solution from nucleic acid to analysis
  • Accuracy of variants
  • Low input requirements
  • Compatible with challenging samples

Targeted NGS solutions for SARS-CoV-2 research

Viral research: SARS-CoV-2 discovery, typing, and epidemiology


Where did the virus come from?
How does it work?
How is it potentially being transmitted?

Study these common epidemiology questions with rapid, automated, and accurate targeted NGS that enables complete genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in under a day

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Host genetics and immune response, mechanisms, and progression


How does the body react and defend itself against infection?
Why do some show symptoms, and others don’t?

Uncover deeper insights into the immune repertoire and host response pathways with simple, comprehensive, and accurate sample-to-answer solutions, including streamlined tools for easy analysis

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Vaccine research 


How do we protect ourselves from the virus?
How does the body respond to treatment?
How long are we protected for?

Leverage a scalable solution with simplified bioinformatics for a multi-dimensional and cost-effective approach for comprehensive understanding of vaccine response and efficacy

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Video: Immunological biomarker research to predict response to therapy and disease progression

Watch Dr. Carl Goodyear from the University of Glasgow discuss how immune repertoire sequencing with Ion Torrent addresses the challenges of molecular profiling autoimmune disease and how the same principles are now being applied for SARS-CoV-2 research.

Complementary Ion Torrent NGS systems for SARS-CoV-2 research


Ion GeneStudio S5 series

Scalable, targeted NGS workhorse with wide application breadth and throughput capability

Request a demo of the GeneStudio analysis solution ›

 Access white paper to see how Ion GeneStudio S5 System enables multiple SARS-CoV-2 research applications ›


Genexus Integrated Sequencer

Go from nucleic acid to report in a single day with a hands-off, automated workflow*

Request a virtual demo of the Genexus system ›

 See performance data for Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel on the Genexus Integrated Sequencer ›