SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden has joined the Illumina Genome Network (IGN) to provide researchers with broader access to Illumina’s whole genome sequencing technology. SciLifeLab is the first IGN partner in Europe and will initiate a national large-scale population sequencing program seeking to identify genetic causes of human diseases.
“We now have the opportunity to offer an even larger capacity of high throughput sequencing to researchers from all over Sweden. In the research program we are about to launch, we aim to sequence more than 1,000 human genomes using the Illumina systems,” said Joakim Lundeberg, Professor in Gene Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Director of the National Genomics Infrastructure at Science for Life Laboratory.
“We are very excited to welcome the SciLifeLab to our prestigious group of IGN partners and to work with them on their groundbreaking national genome sequencing project,” said Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives for Illumina. “We look forward to working with SciLifeLab to speed genetic discovery and establish a map of genetic variability in Sweden.”
IGN links researchers needing large-scale, whole human genome sequencing with world class institutions that provide this service, and delivers unmatched access to the highest quality of whole genome sequencing data. All IGN partners are experienced and well-published using Illumina’s next-generation sequencing technology, and have completed Illumina’s Certified Service Provider (CSPro) certification. Each possesses ten or more Illumina high-throughput sequencing systems, providing the scalability to handle large sequencing projects with rapid completion times.
SciLifeLab joins twelve other IGN partners who provide a full range of WGS services:
For more information about the Illumina Genome Network, please visit http://www.illumina.com/IGN.
Illumina (www.illumina.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a joint effort between four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University).
SciLifeLab was established in 2010 and appointed a national center in 2013 by the Swedish government. More than 200 research groups are associated with SciLifeLab, which is situated at two nodes in Stockholm and Uppsala.
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