Transforming modern infectious disease surveillance

NGS offers a universal, hypothesis-free research method for use with viruses, bacteria, or parasites

Infectious Disease Surveillance and Monitoring

Genomics is expanding our understanding of pathogen evolution, host-pathogen interactions, and antibiotic resistance. Genomics is transforming modern infectious disease surveillance, and the methods by which public health professionals work to protect against epidemics and pandemics of high profile diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, and influenza.

Current methods of assessing infectious agents include antibody-based testing, real-time PCR, pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). These methods are typically useful only for a small and defined number of organisms, and data analysis can be subjective.

Human Microbiome Analysis

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) provides a universal, hypothesis-free method that can be used with viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Genomic analysis with NGS provides high resolution information to distinguish pathogen strains that differ by as little as one SNP, and can replace multiple tests.

Illumina NGS technology delivers rapid results and high data quality that infectious disease professionals are adopting as a modern tool to identify, track and respond to outbreaks.

Microbial whole-genome sequencing is the primary method for infectious disease surveillance.

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Illumina NGS Virology Solutions
Illumina NGS Virology Solutions

Our NGS workflow offers a more complete picture of viruses, host interaction, and other phages specific to microbes.

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Next-Generation Sequencing Aids Researchers in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus
NGS Aids Researchers in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus

Genomic studies with the HiSeq and MiSeq Systems are enabling researchers to track Ebola outbreaks and understand the impact of the virus’s rapid mutation rate.

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Reconstructing Tuberculosis Outbreaks
Reconstructing Tuberculosis Outbreaks

NGS was used to reconstruct outbreaks of tuberculosis in British Columbia, Canada.

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Deep Sequencing of HIV
Deep Sequencing of HIV

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Patterned flow cell technology

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