Illumina, . NASDAQ: ILMN, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, today announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art Solution Center in São Paulo, Brazil. The choice to bring the facility to Brazil reflects an increasing demand for and interest in clinical genomics, as well as Illumina s longstanding commitment to expanding global access to genomics in Latin America.

Illumina has operated in Brazil for over years and we re excited to facilitate deeper engagement with our customers and partners in the region, said Susan Tousi, Chief Commercial Officer at Illumina. Through our Solution Center, we aim to better understand their needs and partner with them to help expand access to genomic testing and data with the aim to improve patient outcomes .

Illumina s customers and partners in Brazil span basic research, applied markets and increasingly, clinical labs and healthcare institutions. The new Solution Center will enable Illumina to offer its partners an ideal environment for demonstrations and training sessions to optimize their education and experience with next-generation sequencing and array technologies.

In addition, to help combat the pandemic in Brazil, Illumina partnered with the Ministry of Health to build a comprehensive public health network for tracking the spread of the virus. Throughout Brazil, laboratories out of use Illumina s sequencing systems.

We re proud of our joint effort with health and government leaders in Brazil during the pandemic, which resulted in the accelerated adoption of next-generation sequencing NGS for genomic surveillance for infectious disease, said Nicole Berry, General Manager of the Americas at Illumina. Brazil s growing clinical market makes São Paulo an ideal hub from which to serve new and existing customers and channel partners across Latin America.

The , square-foot site features a fully operational lab equipped with cutting-edge Illumina technology to help train customers and partners throughout Brazil and Latin America. Illumina works with Channel Partners, which operate across more than countries in the region.

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