Illumina is the leader platform today for Next Generation Sequencing. 


Its advantages are:

  • High data yields

  • Low price

  • Low error rate

Disadvantages:

  • Short reads

  • Not uniform coverage

  • The errors are not random

As this is the leading technology today, in Era7 Bioinformatics we have a lot of experience analyzing data from Illumina sequencers and in designing many kinds of sequencing projects involving Illumina platforms:

  • Metagenomics (Shot-Gun and 16S)

  • Genomics

  • RNA-seq

  • Exome

  • Other types of projects

There are several Illumina sequencer options: