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Updated: Mar 5 2014

Illumina

  • Illumina
  • 5200 Illumina Way
  • San Diego, CA, 92121
  • UNITED STATES

Illumina develops, manufactures, and markets life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. It provides sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein.

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