Adding Capability With An Illumina MiSeq 2

Feb 12, 19 Adding Capability With An Illumina MiSeq 2

A very significant challenge for any lab, research or testing facility is to be able to plan for future testing and analysis requirements. This can be particularly difficult for new labs with a focus on expanding their customer base and increasing the throughput of the lab.

When it comes to next-generation sequencing or NGS, the Illumina MiSeq 2 is one of the most frequently selected systems for any size and type of lab. With several features that make it a top match for small startup labs through to additional small genome sequencing and target resequencing applications, this small, compact system is ideal.

The Many Applications

The big advantage to adding the Illumina MiSeq 2 is the ability to complete cluster generation, sequencing, amplifying and data analysis all in one single, small piece of equipment. Small, in the case of the MiSeq 2, is less than two feet by two feet, making it easy to install in any lab on existing counter space.

In addition, all of these various processes can be completed in much less time than older systems using Sanger sequencing technology. This is not a small time difference of just a few hours; this equipment can provide results in hours where the old technology systems require days.


With all of the advanced technology, the Illumina MiSeq 2 is still one of the most user-friendly systems on the market. All of the instructions for operation all features and capacities of the system are available through tutorials that can be watched on the display screen. A touch screen panel allows for easy control of all systems, and the plug and play reagent cartridges make prepping a simple task.

The system also offers RFID technology on the reagent cartridges and samples, which virtually eliminate one of the biggest areas where human error can impact results.

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