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6,596 Customers Surveyed

44,756 Data Points Collected

355 Published TechFacts

38 Published Charts

23 Published Case Studies

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QIAGEN Bioinformatics Customer Review

CLC Microbial Genomics Module

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses the CLC Microbial Genomics Module:

There are several departments use CLC microbial genomic modules and for us it is fantastic.

Would you recommend the CLC Microbial Genomics Module?

Yes, no need to learn unix or Linux language to perform metagenomic analysis.

Case Study: Non Profit Research Institute and Ingenuity Variant Analysis for Ion Reporter


This case study of a non-profit 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.

“We can simply output the annotated variant list with AA, Nuc, MAF etc making it easy to get to your variants of interest without any expertise needed.”


  • Tried the Ingenuity Variant Analysis plugin for Ion Reporter because of easy to access within Ion Reporter.
  • Addresses the following challenges in Ion Reporter:
    • additional annotation

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 efficiency and team productivity
  • Received the following scientific benefits:
    • Performed causal network analysis to identify relevant variants in genes
    • Quickly identified new findings
  • The following differentiates from competitive products:
    • Speed of access to application
    • Flexibility
    • Ability to customize analysis

QIAGEN Digital Insights Customer Research

Which terms for functional annotation would you like to see supported in CLC Microbial Genomics Module?

EC numbers
GO terms

Case Study: Semmelweis University


This case study of Semmelweis University is based on a July 2013 survey of Ingenuity IPA customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[IPA provides] complex, integrated analysis, pathway analysis, and super visualization.”


  • Solved the following challenges since deploying IPA for RNA sequencing analysis:
    • Improved understanding of the structure of different isoforms
    • Improved precise measurement of transcripts
    • Can now distinguish different isoforms
    • Can more clearly identify biologically relevant isoforms
  • Purchased IPA for RNA sequencing analysis for the following reasons:
    • Interpret the impact of expression changes in the context of biological processes, disease and cellular phenotypes, and molecular interactions

Use Case

  • Uses the following species in their RNA seq analysis:
    • Humans
  • Uses the following upstream analysis packages to generate RNA-Seq expression values:
    • CLC bio


  • Purchased IPA for RNA seq analysis over the following competitors:
    • In-house developed software
    • CLC Genomic Workbench
  • Rates the following IPA capabilities compared to the competition:
    • Faster time to insights: differentiated
    • Ease of use: differentiated

Ingenuity Variant Analysis for Ion Reporter overcomes challenge of biological annotation

70% of surveyed customers said using the Ingenuity Variant Analysis plugin for Ion Reporter helps overcome the challenge of accessing complete biological annotation.


Top Reasons for Deploying IPA for RNA-Seq

What types of challenges did deploying IPA for RNA sequencing analysis solve for your laboratory?

Understanding the structure of different isoforms
More precise measurement of transcripts
Ability to distinguish different isoforms
Identifying biologically relevant isoforms

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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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