The Swiss Army knife for genomic studies: Illumina iScan now reading arrays at IMGM
Darwin had his Beagle, Columbus had his Santa Maria and IMGM is more than happy to announce the landing of Illumina’s iScan as new flagship to complete our platform fleet for supporting your scientific endeavors. Current demands of increasingly complex and diverse genetic studies are mirrored in the versatile array reader’s properties: Excellent data quality is delivered at scalable throughput rates and for a broad spectrum of genetic research scenarios.
The more we know about the genome, the more questions arise to grasp its full complexity. Asking and answering many of those questions at the same time by outstanding genomic coverage and resolution is the logic and effective approach how iScan incorporates the needs of modern researchers. This increase in valuable information is enabled by high density BeadChips scanned with high dynamic range and precision. While highest throughput rates allow fast result delivery for hundreds of samples per week, no cutbacks have to be made on the data quality which convinces with exceptional call rates of over 99%.
What a Swiss Army knife is to the Swiss Army, Illumina iScan is to the genetic research community: One tool, many applications, precision guaranteed. Applications for powerful Genome-Wide Genotyping Studies include SNP genotyping, CNV and linkage analysis, rendering iScan attractive for e.g. disease or agrigenomics studies. Standard and custom content for human and non-human samples can be analyzed at flexible throughput rates thus enabling optimal approaches for most research questions.
Unmatched precision by assessment of Methylation at single-nucleotide-level comes with Illumina HumanMethylation450 array delivering insights on epigenetic regulation across the genome. Gene Expression is measured genome-wide and accurately for standard RNA samples and even for challenging, partially degraded RNA samples from FFPE material. Chromosomal aberrations are analyzed on the iScan by cytogenomics products providing comprehensive analyses of Genome Integrity.
Universal tools open a universe of possibilities and outcomes, sounds overwhelming? IMGM’s experts support you in the choice of the best suited iScan application for your study and perform individualized data preparation and bioinformatics analysis. Get in touch with our team via our contact sheet or call +49.89.4524667.0. For more information on IMGM’s service portfolio check out our homepage www.IMGM.com
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