Here’s ~100 Photos of the Guts of a Genome Analyzer II by Illumina
Nava Whiteford recently got up close with a GAII and took some nice pics around and inside this state-of-the-art hardware for genetics analysis:
A while back I was lucky enough to encounter a disassembled Genome Analyzer 2. I’ve played with the data from these instruments a lot, having written an image analysis and basecalling platform for this instrument so it was fun to see one on the inside.
The instrument is effectively a TIRF microscope, stage and fluidics system stuffed in a case. As is typical of early versions of scientific lab equipment, it mostly uses off-the-shelf parts stuffed in a case.
For my reference, I took a huge number of pictures. Check them out below:
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