Illumina, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and South Africa. Its sequencing platforms include HiSeq 2000, an instrument for high-throughput sequencing using sequencing-by-synthesis (SBS) technology; HiSeq 1000 that accommodates lower throughput needs; MiSeq, a personal sequencing system that offers sequencing applications in a compact and economical instrument for individual researchers; and Genome Analyzer IIx. The company’s sequencing/array combination platforms comprise HiScanSQ that combines SBS technology and HiScan microarray analysis instrumentation into one system. Its array platforms consist of HiScan and iScan systems that are array scanners, which support the imaging of its array-based genetic analysis products; and BeadXpress Readers for small and high-throughput laboratories. The company also offers various sample preparation and sequencing kits, such as standard sequencing kits; Infinium Assay; Paired-End Genomic DNA Sample Prep; and TruSeq SBS sequencing kits, as well as library preparation kits. In addition, it provides InfiniumHD Whole-Genome BeadChips, which are multi-sample DNA analysis microarrays; HumanOmni5-Quad, HumanOmni2.5, and HumanOmni1S BeadChips; agriculturally relevant genome panels that comprise the BovineHD and MaizeSNP50 BeadChips; and iSelect Custom Genotyping BeadChips. Further, it offers Eco Real-Time PCR System that provides qPCR results; and sequencing and genotyping services. The company serves genomic research centers, academic institutions, government laboratories, and clinical research organizations, as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agri-genomics, and consumer genomics companies. It sells its products directly and through distributors. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.