Illumina

Founded in 1998, Illumina has grown to serve research and clinical customers in a broad range of markets including oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, complex disease and microbiology. Although Illumina’s global headquarters is based in San Diego; its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is in Cambridge. Scientists working in Cambridge are part of a global research and development team driving innovation of sequencing technology and advancing the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for the benefit of patients in the clinic. The Illumina team on Campus is working in partnership with Genomics England and the NHS to support the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Our mission

Our goal is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our team based here on Campus is working with Genomics England, the company set up to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project, to transform patient care for rare disease and cancer through the introduction of genomic medicine into the NHS. This is one of largest sequencing initiatives across the world, truly unlocking the genome. To find out more about our impact, click here.

Our challenge

We now have the ability to sequence at an unprecedented scale. Collectively, this will give us a much deeper understanding of genetics than ever before and we can begin to truly unlock the power of the genome. This project is driving more precise and personalised healthcare, benefiting patients in the future. The next challenges are scaling of the end-to-end solutions and delivery of clinical reports to doctors and integration with the NHS.

What we do

As a provider of innovative technology for DNA sequencing, our company is an exciting place to be. Our portfolio spans from small, benchtop sequencers accessible for all, to those intended for the generation of clinical whole genome sequence (cWGS) rapidly and at high-scale. We are enabling our customers, including those based here on Campus, to read and understand genetic variations. Discoveries that were unimaginable even a few years ago are now becoming routine and making their way into patient treatment.

Our achievements so far

Earlier in 2018 Illumina celebrated the delivery of more than 50,000 genomes to Genomics England from our ISO15189 accredited laboratory on Campus.

Contact us

8 Pampisford Rd, Cambridge CB21 6AH

+44 (0)800 917 0041

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