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Sequencing Experimental Design

Illumina offers sequencing experimental design software tools to get you started with any sequencing project. Design your experiment, set up runs, and prepare for analysis.

Our software tools help you create or import biological samples, design and pool libraries, and prepare sequencing runs directly in BaseSpace. You can also create custom targeted sequencing panels for amplicon- and enrichment-based assays, and generate sample sheets. 



Design Studio

Create Targeted Sequencing Panels with DesignStudio

DesignStudio guides you through creation of Illumina targeted sequencing panels for TruSeq Custom Amplicon, Nextera Rapid Capture Custom, and Targeted RNA Expression library preparation kits. This design tool streamlines the selection of targets, submission and review of designs, and purchase of complete kits.

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Create and Manage Samples and NextSeq Runs with BaseSpace Prep

Sample and run management is easy with the Prep feature for the NextSeq 500 Sequencing System. This software offers an intuitive, graphical environment for one-stop library and run preparation.

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Prepare MiSeq or HiSeq Runs with Illumina Experiment Manager

The Illumina Experiment Manager (IEM) software application guides you through the creation of sample sheets before a MiSeq or HiSeq sequencer run. Built-in validation checks help you minimize or eliminate any sample sheet errors.

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Additional Resources

See BaseSpace Prep in Action View Video Learn about the NextSeq 500 sequencer, and see how BaseSpace Prep helps manage sequencing runs.

DesignStudio Tutorial View Webinar Learn how to design TruSeq Custom Amplicon Panels in DesignStudio.

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