TechValidate Research on QIAGEN Digital Insights

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6,059 Customers Surveyed

41,051 Data Points Collected

342 Published TechFacts

38 Published Charts

23 Published Case Studies

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Selected Research Highlights

Case Study: Educational Institution and Ingenuity Variant Analysis for Ion Reporter


This case study of a educational institution is based on a April 2014 survey of Ingenuity Variant Analysis plugin for Ion Reporter customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Fantastic software to identify SNVs!”


  • Tried the Ingenuity Variant Analysis plugin for Ion Reporter because of Ingenuity’s reputation for high quality products.
  • Addresses the following challenges:
    • Ease of use / usability
    • Access to complete biological annotation
    • Sharing work with colleagues

Use Case

  • Has 2-5 people in their lab using the Ingenuity Variant Analysis Plugin for Ion Reporter.
  • Is using for Gene Panel sample types.


  • Achieved the following with the Ingenuity Variant Analysis plugin for Ion Reporter:
    • Helped reduce time to generate a short list of interesting variants
    • Increased access to rich biological content
    • Increased efficiency and team productivity
    • Enabled improved sharing and collaboration
  • Received the following scientific benefits:
    • Performed causal network analysis to identify relevant variants in genes
    • Accessed findings from biomedical literature
    • Quickly identified new findings
  • The following differentiates from competitive products:
    • Scientific credibility
    • Value for price
    • Speed of access to application

Researchers love how Variant Analysis solves bottlenecks and accelerates their work.

What bottlenecks did deploying Ingenuity Variant Analysis solve for your laboratory or organization?

Workflow bottleneck due to the hours of data analysis and review required by other software products
Delayed publication due to a lack of confidence in research findings
Inability to identify the highest value variants resulting in extended experimental timelines and costs
High IT infrastructure costs

QIAGEN Bioinformatics Customer Testimonial

In my lab, these products help us working with NGS data focusing on relevant biological questions. For us, bioinformatics are a tool, not an objective.

Associate Professor, Educational Institution

QIAGEN IPA / OmicSoft User Group Meeting Customer Testimonial

It was very informative and the one-on-one session helped me to resolve my problem.

Staff Scientist, Educational Institution

Case Study: Academic Research Institution and Ingenuity Variant Analysis


This case study of a educational institution is based on a March 2013 survey of Ingenuity Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Through the use of Ingenuity we are now able to quickly and efficiently analyze our data and share the results with our collaborators.”


  • Solved the following challenges by deploying Ingenuity Variant Analysis:
    • Realized faster and easier identification of causal variants
    • Reduced the need for developing own informatics pipeline
    • Enabled support for more studies by providing a self-service tool for colleagues and collaborators
  • Purchased Ingenuity Variant Analysis for the following reasons:
    • Reduce time to identify variants worth following up on
    • Identify high impact, most compelling variants to follow up on
    • Access user friendly interface and no bioinformatics experience needed
    • Collaborate and share easily with colleagues and peers

Use Case

  • Uses the following applications with Ingenuity Variant Analysis:
    • DNA sequencing – Whole Exome
    • DNA sequencing – Targeted / Gene Panel
  • Sequencing data is from the following platforms:
    • Illumina Genome Analyzer (GA) / HiSeq
    • Life Technologies SOLiD


  • Chose Ingenuity Systems over the following solutions:
    • In-house developed software
  • Saves 1 to 3 days per sample using Ingenuity Variant Analysis for DNA variant annotation and analysis.
  • Rated the following Ingenuity Variant Analysis capabilities in terms of how differentiated they are compared to other data analysis solutions:
    • Speed: 3 (differentiated)
    • Accessibility/ ease of use: 4 (very differentiated)
    • Sharing with colleagues/peers: 5 (strongly differentiated)
    • Security: 4 (very differentiated)
  • Is satisfied with the ease of use of Ingenuity Variant Analysis.

QIAGEN Digital Insights Customer Research

Which functional metagenomic analysis strategies do you use in your research?

Amplicon based (e.g. 16S, 18S ITS ...) sequencing and functional inference - e.g. PiCRUSt, Tax4Fun, Piphillin ...
Whole metagenomic DNA sequencing and functional inference from read mappings to assemblies/genomes
Whole metatranscriptomics (metagenomic RNA-Seq) sequencing
Metagenomic single-cell RNA sequencing

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About QIAGEN Digital Insights

QIAGEN offers industry-leading applications for the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of biological data. Understanding raw data is one of the most significant challenges in modern molecular methods. Data must be examined within the context of complex biological processes, and rapidly increasing throughput makes analyses time and labor intensive. QIAGEN’s portfolio of powerful tools addresses this bottleneck with innovative applications based on cutting-edge bioinformatics.

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