Illumina was founded in April of 1998 by David Walt, Ph.D., CW Group (Larry Bock), John Stuelpnagel, D.V.M., Anthony Czarnik, Ph.D., and Mark Chee, Ph.D. While working with CW Group, a venture capital firm, Larry and John uncovered what would become Illumina’s BeadArray technology at Tufts University and negotiated an exclusive license to that technology. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Illumina completed its initial public offering in July, 2000.
Illumina began offering SNP genotyping services in 2001 and launched its first system, the Illumina BeadLab, in 2002, using GoldenGate Genotyping technology. The company acquired Solexa in 2006 and soon after launched the Genome Analyzer, the first of many Illumina sequencing systems based on the sequencing by synthesis technology.
Illumina currently offers microarray-based products and services for an expanding range of genetic analysis sequencing, including SNP genotyping, gene expression, and protein analysis. Illumina’s technologies are used by a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe.
At Illumina, we apply innovative technologies for studying genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. These revolutionary tools for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis are enabling rapid advances in disease research, drug development, and the development of molecular tests in the clinic.

Sequencing Systems
MiSeq System
Focused power.
Speed and simplicity for targeted and small genome sequencing.

The MiSeq desktop sequencer allows you to access more focused applications such as targeted gene sequencing, metagenomics, small genome sequencing, targeted gene expression, amplicon sequencing, and HLA typing. New MiSeq reagents enable up to 15 Gb of output with 25 M sequencing reads and 2x300 bp read lengths. See more MiSeq Applications here

MiSeq FGx
Focused forensic power.
First fully validated system for forensic genomics.

The MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System is designed for forensic genomics applications. The complete sample-to-answer system uses dedicated library preparation kits, customized instrument control software, and analytical software. These work together to support reliable analysis of both routine and challenging forensic samples. See more MiSeq Applications here

NextSeq 500/550 System
Flexible Power
Speed and simplicity for everyday genomics.

The NextSeq Series desktop sequencing system provides the flexible power and simplicity you need. With tunable output and industry-leading data quality, the NextSeq Series offers the perfect combination of high-throughput sequencing, flexibility, and accuracy, all at a cost that makes it just right for your lab. For tips about how to choose the best sequencer and transform your lab, download the Buyer's Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing Systems. See more NextSeq Applications here

HiSeq 3000/4000 System
HiSeq 3000/HiSeq 4000 Sequencing Systems
Setting a new standard in production power

Building on the proven HiSeq 2500 System and leveraging innovative patterned flow cell technology, the HiSeq 3000/HiSeq 4000 Systems provide unparalleled speed and performance. The dual-flow cell HiSeq 4000 System delivers the highest throughput and lowest price per sample across multiple applications. The single-flow cell HiSeq 3000 System features the same low price per sample and fast run times. See more HiSeq Applications here

NeoPrep Library Prep System
Sequencing-ready libraries
Simply delivered
NeoPrep Library Prep System

An easy-to-use system for preparing high-quality NGS libraries compatible with all Illumina sequencing platforms. See more NeoPrep Applications here

Array Systems
Flagship array scanner
Optimized for high density HumanOmni

  • Highest sample throughput
  • Industry leading data quality
  • Flexible platform
Cutting-edge array scanner

  • High sample throughput
  • Industry leading data quality
  • Flexible platform