Custom design tools for genotyping any variant, in any species

Custom Genotyping

Custom genotyping is the ideal solution for screening large sample sets against novel or targeted content. With custom designs, researchers can target regions of the genome relevant to their specific research interests. Illumina offers flexible options and simple online design tools to maximize success with your customized genotyping assays.

  • Enables studies of species or populations not supported by standard products
  • Allows researchers to focus on genes, variants, and/or genomic regions of interest relevant to certain diseases or traits of interest, but not covered in pre-designed products
  • Conserves resources by avoiding irrelevant regions of the genome

Fully custom arrays can be developed easily with up to 700 thousand markers targeting any loci across the genome, for any species, including novel organisms. Illumina also offers flexible throughput options, as well as the ability to tailor standard array products with add-on content to include novel variants of interest.

Custom Bovine Genotyping

GeneSeek uses custom genotyping arrays to help cattle breeders measure genetic merit and select superior breeding stock.

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Custom Genotyping Array Solutions

Design custom or semi-custom arrays for any species, with convenient online tools and expert assistance. Options include:

Array Probe Design

Access simple and powerful online tools for evaluating loci and creating the most successful custom genotyping assays.

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Researchers can design custom assays to sequence only those genome regions relevant to their specific research interests. Custom targeted sequencing is ideal for examining genes in specific pathways, or for follow-up studies from GWAS or whole-genome sequencing.

Custom Cancer Sequencing Studies

Dr. Robert Daber uses Illumina custom amplicon sequencing to identify molecular changes and genomic signatures in tumor DNA.

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Amplicon Sequencing

Ultra-deep sequencing of PCR products enables efficient variant identification and characterization.

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Custom Targeted Gene Sequencing

Use custom panels for targeted sequencing to focus gene content based on study objectives.

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Custom Sequencing Assay Design

DesignStudio, a web-based sequencing assay design tool, provides dynamic feedback to optimize target region coverage.

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Plant and Animal Genotyping
Plant and Animal Genotyping

We offer the most comprehensive array options for genotyping agriculturally important crops and livestock. Custom genotyping arrays offer the ability to interrogate virtually any SNP for any species. Learn more about plant and animal genotyping.

Biobank Sample Genotyping
Biobank Sample Genotyping

We help maximize biobank specimen value by providing information on the underlying genetics to connect with known sample data. We offer content flexibility for any application. Learn more about biobank analysis solutions.

Disease Variant Validation
Disease Variant Validation

After a variant is identified and associated with disease, targeted array and sequencing methods can help determine how a variant affects disease biology. Learn more about disease variant validation.

Cancer Germline Mutation Analysis
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Identify germline mutations that predispose individuals to cancer using targeted microarrays and next-generation sequencing. Learn more about cancer germline mutation studies.

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iScan Array Scanner

This high-performance scanner delivers rapid, sensitive, accurate Illumina microarray imaging with high-throughput capabilities.

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Microarray Data Analysis
Microarray Data Analysis

Access tools for genotyping array data analysis, experimental design and sample tracking.

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Sequencing Data Analysis & Management
Sequencing Data Analysis and Management

Easily analyze, store, manage and track genomic data with push-button bioinformatics tools.

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Genomics Consortia
Genomics Consortia

Illumina helps researchers who share similar goals join efforts to pool resources and create genomics tools.

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Custom Genotyping for Sunflower Breeding
Custom Genotyping for Sunflower Breeding

Learn how researchers used custom Illumina genotyping arrays to modernize sunflower breeding programs.

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Genomic Services
Genomic Services

Access a diverse portfolio of array and NGS services that support a broad range of genetic analysis applications.

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Growing Better Cotton
Consortium to Grow Better Cotton

Researchers developed a cotton genotyping array, enabling breeders to produce more sustainable and valuable cotton.

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Custom Genotyping Informs Selective Breeding
Custom Genotyping Informs Selective Breeding

Jeremy Walker and the GeneSeek team use Infinium iSelect arrays to screen livestock and improve herds.

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