Illumina Donates Over $14 Million to Local Communities and Volunteers More Than 6,000 Hours in 2021

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As we wrap up 2021, we would like to thank our employees for giving back to our communities around the world. Despite the continued challenges of the pandemic, you continued to show up with participation in our giving and volunteering program.

The Illumina Cares program provides giving opportunities and encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities. We match employee donations, offer paid volunteer time off, and support a volunteer rewards program to earn giving dollars for each hour of volunteer work.

Illumina CEO Reflects on the State of Genomics in 2021


By Francis deSouza

COVID-19 inflicted tremendous suffering in 2021, taking almost 3.5 million lives this year, more than died from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined last year. We will never forget the loss and pain of this year. But 2021 will also be remembered for the heroic actions of many, and the major medical breakthroughs that were accelerated by the extreme urgency of the pandemic.

Illumina-Supported Startup Uses Tampons to Offer Critical Clues About Women's Reproductive Health

Ridhi Tariyal of NextGen Jane joins a wave of female founders using genomics to drive the FemTech industry

When entrepreneur Ridhi Tariyal walked out of Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the fall of 2013, she left feeling frustrated. The first reason was she did not get the information she was seeking; her ob-gyn had told her that was the only place she could find the hormone testing she wanted to evaluate her fertility. (At age 33, Tariyal wasn’t trying to get pregnant; she just wanted reassurance that her reproductive system was in good shape.) She was annoyed that the medical system made it this hard for a woman to find out some basic information about her own body.

JAMA Network Open: How HBCU Used Covid Testing to Keep Campus Open

Delaware State and Testing for America's safety strategy provides model
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DOVER, Del., December 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- A new research study on how frequent COVID testing coupled with other safety measures enabled a historically Black college to safely remain open even as many other universities shut down their campuses has been published Monday by the JAMA Network Open, a member of JAMA Network.

Mumbai's Only Genome Sequencing Lab Is Five Months Old and Fronted by Six Women

Barely four months into launching, the core team at Kasturba Hospital’s genome sequencing lab landed their biggest mission. Meet the women playing a critical role in Maharashtra’s fight against COVID’s latest variant

Illumina Supports Norway's Pioneering Precision Medicine Study

Study to assess the efficacy of blood-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) in cancer therapy selection testing
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SAN DIEGO, December 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), announced that it is supporting a national precision medicine study in Norway to assess the efficacy of blood-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) in cancer therapy selection testing. The study will also evaluate the cost-effectiveness of implementing blood-based CGP in the public healthcare system.

Early Cancer Detection for Dogs Is Here

San Diego-based molecular diagnostics company PetDx wants to help your four-legged friend

In early 2019, Daniel Grosu found himself dealing with compounding personal crises: he had relocated his parents, who were both recently diagnosed with cancer, from Arizona so they could receive care at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Then, in April, his beloved dog, Poppy, received an equally devastating diagnosis: she had advanced pancreatic cancer. Poppy, an 8-pound, mixed-breed rescue, had a long life ahead of her—she was only four. But her disease progressed quickly.

Illumina Ranked #2 on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 List


We are delighted that Illumina is the top ranked Healthcare and Life Science company and #2 overall on Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 list, which recognizes top-performing companies that are making a difference through their environmental, social and governance actions.

Illumina and Sequoia Capital China Select First Startups to Join Genomics Incubator in China

First-of-its-kind Incubator will support companies poised to deliver breakthrough applications in genomics and multiomics
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SAN DIEGO, December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), and Sequoia Capital China, a leading investment firm, jointly announced the selection of the first two startup companies joining the Sequoia Capital China Intelligent Healthcare Genomics Incubator, Powered by Illumina. Located in Zhangjiang Cell Industrial Park, Shanghai, the incubator will serve as a company creation engine focused on supporting life sciences startup companies who are poised to deliver breakthrough applications in genomics and multiomics.


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