Illumina MiniSeq Sequencer
The instrument was purchased in the Fall of 2018 by the original owner and used one year before boxing it up. The setup screen loads and comes up upon initiation. We haven't set it up ourselves, so it's in the state in which we purchased it from the original owner. We decided to sell and try to get a sequencer with a higher reads than this instrument offers. See the current Illumina webpage for the MiniSeq: https://www.illumina.com/systems/sequencing-platforms/miniseq.html
An Affordable Benchtop Sequencer
The MiniSeq System delivers the power and confidence of proven Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology in an accessible sequencing solution. It features cost-efficient sequencing, even for low numbers of samples. Its streamlined workflow enables rapid sequencing of both DNA and RNA. The small footprint allows it to fit seamlessly into laboratories, with no need for specialized, ancillary equipment.
Flexible NGS System for Multiple Applications
The MiniSeq System offers cross-application flexibility, enabling researchers to transition easily between sequencing projects for both DNA and RNA applications, including signal transduction pathway profiling, solid and hematological tumor profiling, and germline mutation analysis. Optimized data analysis workflows are available for a growing ecosystem of applications.
Targeted DNA sequencing enables researchers to focus on a select set of genes or relevant gene regions, enabling cost-effective and systematic variant detection. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can be used to sequence many samples concurrently, increasing both the number of genes covered and the confidence in covering relevant genes.
Examples of targeted sequencing applications:
Respiratory Virus Detection
Respiratory Pathogen Detection
Small genome sequencing provides comprehensive analysis of microbial or viral genomes for public health, epidemiology, and disease studies. Without requiring bacterial culture, researchers can sequence thousands of small organisms in parallel.
Unlike traditional approaches, small genome sequencing studies using NGS do not rely on labor-intensive cloning steps. Small genome DNA libraries can be prepared, sequenced, and analyzed in as little as 2 days. Sequence up to 50 small genomes per MiniSeq run.
Gene expression profiling using our MiniSeq targeted RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) solution enables measurement of dozens to thousands of targets simultaneously. The MiniSeq System supports user-defined panels to target genes, isoforms, splice junctions, cSNPs, and fusion genes
Predefined panels of expert-selected content target major signal transduction pathways and cellular processes. Sequence 1 to 384 targeted RNA samples per MiniSeq run.
Simple Library-to-Results NGS Workflow
The MiniSeq System combines load-and-go operation with an intuitive user interface for a fast, easy NGS workflow. The MiniSeq System integrates clonal amplification, sequencing by synthesis, and base calling into a single benchtop instrument, eliminating the need for additional equipment. Simply load the flow cell and reagent cartridge on to the MiniSeq System and sequence at the touch of a button.
User-Friendly, Intuitive Software
The MiniSeq System features a touch screen interface and user-friendly, intuitive software. Use the onboard software suite to configure, launch, monitor, and analyze sequencing runs. Interface with the MiniSeq System from any web browser to review real-time data and performance metrics. BaseSpace Sequence Hub lets you easily and securely analyze, archive, and share sequencing data. It simplifies and accelerates informatics with push-button tools.