Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Science for Life Laboratory Joins the Illumina Genome Network

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
Bookmark and Share
First European Genome Network partner plans large scale population sequencing program.

Illumina, Inc. announce 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: 

British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada 

The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York 

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama 

Macrogen & Genomic Medicine Institute in Seoul, Korea 

McGill University in Montreal, Canada 

National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe, New Mexico 

New York Genome Center in New York, New York 

Northwest Genomics Center at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington 

Peking University in Beijing, China 

Takara Bio, Shiga, Japan 

Illumina's FastTrack Services lab in San Diego, California 


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Illumina Completes Acquisition of GenoLogics
Illumina’s to drive the adoption of sequencing in new markets and improve the genomic workflow.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Burning Rock and Illumina Collaborate on Molecular Diagnostics for Oncology
Collaboration highlights the ever-increasing importance of genomics to improve healthcare in China.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Illumina, Warburg Pincus, and Sutter Hill Ventures Form Helix
LabCorp to be initial strategic partner in development of consumer applications.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Illumina Accelerator Invests in Second Class of Genomics Startups
Startups selected from Spain, Oregon, and California to advance breakthrough applications.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Illumina to Acquire GenoLogics
Illumina has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenoLogics, a developer of LIMS for life science organizations.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Illumina Names Sanjay Chikarmane as SVP and General Manager
Chikarmane will report to Illumina President, Francis deSouza.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Discordant NIPT Test Results May Reflect Presence of Maternal Cancer
Results published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Biomed Realty and Illumina Announce New Build-to-Suit Laboratory Building
New building to be located in scientific research park, Granta Park, and will serve as Illumina’s new European headquarters.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Annoroad and Illumina to Co-Develop NGS Diagnostic System
Both Companies have entered into an agreement to jointly develop advanced clinical applications for reproductive health.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Illumina, Merck KGaA and Genea Form the Global Fertility Alliance
Global fertility alliance will identify and work on improvements of fertility-related laboratory processes.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Global Fertility Research Alliance
Illumina today announced the formation of the Global Fertility Alliance, a new collaboration to advance excellence in fertility technologies and processes within the assisted reproductive treatment laboratory.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Illumina Files New Patent Infringement Suit
Company has filed a new suit against Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. and Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Agrigenomics Market
Exponential population growth and changing climate patterns are creating unique challenges for the agriculture industry. To continue to address global food needs, many researchers, breeders, and farms are turning to genomics, or DNA science, to optimize production.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Berry Genomics NextSeq CN500 Instrument Receives CFDA Premarket Clearance
Products collaboratively developed by Berry Genomics and Illumina Serve Chinese clinical NIPT market.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Illumina Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Premaitha
Patent infringement suit filed in the United Kingdom against Premaitha Health plc for infringement of NIPT patents.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Scientific News
Health Risks of Saturated Fats Aggravated by Immune Response
Research shows that the presence of saturated fats resulted in monocytes migrating into the tissues of vital organs.
Changing the Biological Data Visualisation World
Scientists at TGAC, alongside European partners, have created a cutting-edge, open source community for the life sciences.
NIH Study Finds Calorie Restriction Lowers Some Risk Factors for Age-Related Diseases
Two-year trial did not produce expected metabolic changes, but influenced other life span markers.
Immunotherapy Agent Benefits Patients with Drug-Resistant Multiple Myeloma in First Human Trial
Daratumumab proved generally safe in patients, even at the highest doses.
Low-level Arsenic Exposure Before Birth Associated with Early Puberty in Female Mice
Study examine whether low-dose arsenic exposure could have similar health outcomes in humans.
Inciting an Immune Attack On Cancer Cells
A new minimally invasive vaccine that combines cancer cells and immune-enhancing factors could be used clinically to launch a destructive attack on tumors.
‘Mutation-Tracking’ Blood Test for Breast Cancer
Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumours are visible on hospital scans.
Cellular Contamination Pathway for Heavy Elements Identified
Berkeley Lab scientists find that an iron-binding protein can transport actinides into cells.
Intensity of Desert Storms May Affect Ocean Phytoplankton
MIT study finds phytoplankton are extremely sensitive to changing levels of desert dust.
Common ‘Heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension
Small rises in troponin levels may have value as markers for subclinical heart damage and high blood pressure.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!