Sequencing for All: Point and click bioinformatics solution drives to the biologyFor many labs, the biggest hesitation in moving to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is analyzing and interpreting the flood of data that NGS can produce. Ion Torrent's new v1.2 of Ion Reporter Software radically simplifies NGS data analysis and interpretation with an automated point-and-click model that takes you from Ion semiconductor sequencing reads to an easy-to-understand annotated report, helping scientists understand the impact of genomic variants. Ion Reporter™ v1.2 enables users to rapidly process genomic data using predefined workflows optimized for each specific sequencing panel and for the most popular experimental designs, such as an oncology tumor-normal workflow and an inherited disease workflow for finding genetic abnormalities and novel variants in trios. Additionally, Ion Reporter™ Software v1.2 includes a new collaborations feature that allows users to share samples, analyses, and results with trusted community members, as well as the latest in security protocols, e-signatures, and audit logs ensuring data security standards are met. Ion Reporter™ v1.2 is also now integrated with the Ingenuity® Variant Analysis™ workflow to allow users to leverage the vast Ingenuity Knowledge Base® to identify biologically relevant variants. Both Ion Reporter™ Software 1.2 and the Ingenuity Variant Analysis workflow are available free of charge until the end of 2012. To learn more about how Ion Reporter™ Software and Ingenuity are simplifying bioinformatics, come the Ion Torrent User Group Meeting at ASHG in San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 8. Sequencing for All: An unprecedented pace of innovation Life Technologies has made tremendous progress on the products that it announced just eight weeks ago at the Ion World conference. The current and future products include the Ion Proton™ System and Avalanche™, a revolutionary 30-minute emulsion-free template preparation chemistry that will work on all Ion platforms and enable sample-to-answer workflow in under eight hours. To learn more about this unprecedented pace of innovation, come to the Ion Torrent Workshop at ASHG on Nov. 7 and hear from Ion Torrent Founder and CEO Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, as well as other leaders in sequencing. The Ion Torrent products discussed in this press release are for Research Use Only; not for use in diagnostic procedures.