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Technology Seminar (7 Nov 2012)



Technology Seminar

Illumina Workshop on iScan System - Cutting-edge Array Scanner Supporting Rapid, Sensitive, and Accurate Imaging of Illumina BeadChips for Industry-leading Genetic Analysis Results


Mr. Boris Chan

Manager, Service and Support

Ms. Deryi Mu

District Sales Manager, North Asia

7 November 2012 (Wednesday)

2:00 – 4:30pm

Room 7-03, 7/F,

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research

5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



Illumina’s BeadArray Technology is based on 3-micron silica beads that self assemble in microwells on planar silica slides. Each bead is covered with hundreds of thousands of copies of a specific oligonucleotide that act as the capture sequences in one of Illumina’s assays. BeadArray technology is utilized in Illumina's iScan System for a broad range of DNA and RNA analysis applications.

With a high signal-to-noise ratio, high sensitivity, low limit of detection, and broad dynamic range, Illumina iScan system produces exceptional data quality for use in any biomarker screening or validation study. The high call rates, >99% achieved with the Infinium assay, enable powerful genomewide association studies and high-resolution CNV analysis to accurately detect even single copy number changes. In addition, this system can be used for fast, accurate screening in agrigenomics and for validating complex disease studies. Methylation and gene expression profiling also benefit from the sensitive measurement and wide dynamic range.



Kind Reminder: Please take off your lab coat before coming to the seminar.

Co-organized with Illumina Hong Kong Limited Illumina Logo

Refreshment to be served

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