Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Next Gen Sequencing
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Macrogen, Inc. Increases Investment in Illumina’s Next-Generation Sequencing Technology

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bookmark and Share
New purchase includes ten HiSeq 2000®Systems, HiSeq 2500® upgrades, and two MiSeq®Systems.

Illumina announced that Macrogen, Inc., a global sequencing services company based in Korea, purchased an additional ten Illumina HiSeq 2000 systems and two MiSeq systems, as well as HiSeq 2500 upgrades. This strategic scale-up expands Macrogen’s capacity with Illumina’s sequencing systems and will be completed by the end of 2012.

“Macrogen’s decision to significantly increase their sequencing capacity is further validation that Illumina is the platform of choice for sequencing service providers,” said Tim Orpin, Vice President of Illumina’s Asia Pacific Region. “HiSeq and MiSeq systems deliver state-of-the-art performance with unmatched daily output, reliability, and ease of use. Illumina and Macrogen have built a strong collaborative relationship, and the new investment will support Macrogen’s efforts to transform medical genomics in Asia and the rest of the world.”

Professor Jeong-Sun Seo, Chairman of Macrogen, added, “Our vision is to improve quality of life by enhancing understanding of the human genome, and to be a global leader in providing genome sequencing services, towards the ultimate goal of personalized medicine. As part of these efforts, we launched a premium global sequencing service, Axeq, in 2011.”

Macrogen is also collaborating with researchers and physicians to identify novel targets for disease genes, and identified a fusion gene, KIF5B-RET, from a non-smoking lung cancer patient last year.

“We are very excited about this new finding and other discoveries being enabled by next generation sequencing,” said Dr. Hyungtae Kim, CEO of Macrogen. “Our goal is to develop diagnostic tests on the MiSeq platform, and the upgrades to HiSeq 2500 will give us the ability to sequence whole human genomes on one machine in a day. This is critical to providing the turnaround time required for clinical samples. We also want the ability to combine HiSeq and MiSeq data, to save time and cost, and ultimately to provide the best service to our customers.”

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 2,600+ 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 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 Files Patent Infringement Suit in the UK Against Premaitha Health
Suit is filed for Infringement of NIPT Patents.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Illumina Revenues Jump 35 Percent
Company’s Third Quarter 2014 Results Announced.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Initial Companies Focused on Breakthrough Applications in Therapeutics, Agriculture, and Molecular Pathology
The selection of three startup companies for the inaugural Illumina Accelerator funding cycle are announced.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Illumina's HiSeq X Ten Sequencing Technology for Population Studies
Next-generation sequencing technologies to be implemented at new High-Throughput Genomics Center for the MENA region.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Illumina Announces Pricing of Convertible Senior Notes
The Notes are being offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").
Monday, June 09, 2014
Novogene Acquires an Illumina HiSeq X Ten Sequencing System
First-in-China deal Iincreases Novogene's investment in Illumina's Next-Generation Sequencing technology.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Illumina Awarded FDA Contract for NGS Technology to Identify Foodborne Pathogens
Agency selects MiSeq® system for program to explore NGS as mechanism to enhance food safety.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Illumina's Board Unanimously Rejects Roche's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Urges stockholders not to tender their shares, company considers offer inadequate.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Scientific News
New Virus Identified In Blood Supply
Scientists have discovered a new virus that can be transmitted through the blood supply.
Far-reaching Genetic Study of 1,000 UK People
300,000 gene variants from 1,000 people made publically available via F1000Research.
DNA Alterations as Among Earliest to Occur in Lung Cancer Development
Genetic footprints of precancer detectable in some blood samples.
Targeting DNA
Protein-based sensor could detect viral infection or kill cancer cells.
Genetic Sleuthing
Sabeti team applies Ebola methods to shed light on spread of Lassa fever.
Seeking “Gold Standard” Wastewater Treatments
Metagenomic analyses lend insights into how microbes break down wastewater contaminants.
Using Genetic Sequencing to Manage Cancer in Children
A team of scientists have investigated the feasibility of incorporating clinical sequencing information into the care of young cancer patients.
Big Data Tool to Reveal Immune System Role in Diseases
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Princeton University have designed a new online tool that predicts the role of key proteins and genes in diseases of the human immune system.
Next-Gen Genomic Tests Identify Brain-Eating Amoeba
New UCSF center aims to make tests more affordable and accessible to doctors.
Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugs.

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
2,600+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos