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Illumina Receives Approval of MiSeq™Dx System in China


Enabling Growing Genomic Applications in Chinese Clinical Market

(NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced that its MiSeq™Dx
Sequencing System
received the approval certificate from the China
National Drug Administration (CNDA). This is Illumina's first
CNDA-cleared, next-generation sequencing (NGS) system in China. In
accordance with the clearance, Illumina can now market and sell the
MiSeqDx Sequencing System to hospitals and other medical institutions
for in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing throughout China.

Designed specifically for the clinical laboratory environment, the
MiSeqDx Sequencing System is a benchtop sequencer that incorporates an
easy-to-use workflow and data output tailored to the diverse needs of
clinical labs. Taking advantage of proven Illumina sequencing by
synthesis (SBS) chemistry, the MiSeqDx Sequencing System provides IVD
developers the tools to create accurate diagnostic testing.
Additionally, integrated software enables run setup, sample tracking,
user management, audit trails and data interpretation.

"The clearance of the MiSeqDx in China is a significant milestone for
Illumina because it provides more opportunities for NGS," said Garret
Hampton, Executive Vice President of Clinical Genomics at Illumina.
"More medical institutions and patients will now have access to the
latest NGS technology. We are encouraging more clinical companies to
select the MiSeqDx System to develop new clinical assays and to help
provide needed solutions to some of China's greatest health challenges."

The MiSeqDx Sequencing System now has regulatory approval in the United
States, China, Canada, Argentina, European countries recognizing the
CE-IVD mark, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and the

For more information on the MiSeqDx Sequencing System, please visit

About Illumina

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome.
Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA
sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the
research, clinical, and applied markets. Our products are used for
applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health,
agriculture, and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit
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