Illumina Inc was incorporated in California in April 1998 and reincorporated in Delaware in July 2000. The Company provides sequencing-and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. Its products enabled researchers to explore DNA, helping them create the first map of gene variations associated with health, disease, and drug response. The Company's customers include genomic research centers, academic institutions, government laboratories, hospitals, and reference laboratories as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrigenomics, commercial molecular diagnostic and consumer genomics companies. The Company's portfolio of integrated systems, consumables and analysis tools is designed to accelerate and simplify genetic analysis. This portfolio addresses genomic complexity, price points and throughput, enabling customers to select the solution for their research or clinical challenge. It also provides products and services for other life sciences applied markets such as agrigenomics. Government and corporate researchers use its sequencing and array-based tools to accelerate and enhance agricultural research. In addition to selling products, the company provides genotyping, NIPT, and whole-genome sequencing services. The Company markets and distributes its products directly to customers in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. In each of these areas, dedicated sales, service, and application-support personnel are expanding and supporting their respective customer bases. In addition, it sells through life-science distributors in certain markets within Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa. The manufacturing operations require a wide variety of raw materials, electronic and mechanical components, chemical and biochemical materials, and other supplies. Multiple commercial sources provide many of its components and supplies, but there are some raw materials and components that the company obtains from single-source suppliers. The Company's competitors include Affymetrix, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., BGI, Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., QIAGEN N.V., Roche Holding AG., and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., among others. The Company's operations are regulated by governmental authorities and FDA in the United State.
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