Illumina expands genomics analysis platform
Illumina has announced several new additions to BaseSpace—a comprehensive cloud computing environment—with the launch of BaseSpace Professional and Enterprise Editions, fully integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solutions and advanced infrastructure upgrades.
BaseSpace is the only genomics platform that integrates sample setup, instrument and sequencing run monitoring along with storage, analysis and sharing of large volumes of genomic data. The analysis platform is currently processing data from more than 4,000 sequencing systems worldwide, including Illumina’s population-scale sequencing system, HiSeq X Ten, and providing push-button analytics with more than 60 apps to more than 30,000 registered users.
Genomic researchers will be able to select from advanced services that are optimized to enhance the user experience and improve efficiency in sequencing labs. BaseSpace Professional will provide multi-user access and automated app launch. BaseSpace Enterprise adds greater security and convenience through individual domains, multiple-users and groups, and single sign-on. The Enterprise edition also will have optional integration with LIMS solutions from GenoLogics, which was acquired by Illumina in August, leading to improved efficiency and productivity in laboratories with high throughput.
BaseSpace also is releasing an update for its on-premise solution BaseSpace Onsite. BaseSpace Onsite v2.1 will support more systems from Illumina’s broad range of sequencing platforms, the MiSeq, NextSeq and HiSeq 2500/3000/4000. The new release offers more onboard informatics analysis support with 25 apps and a recently updated version of the BaseSpace platform. BaseSpace Onsite v2.1 provides push-button informatics to users who are not yet ready to use BaseSpace in the cloud, or prefer to augment their bioinformatics team’s capability by offering self-service informatics analysis with a faster turnaround time.