TechValidate Research on QIAGEN Digital Insights

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6,809 Customers Surveyed

46,236 Data Points Collected

359 Published TechFacts

39 Published Charts

23 Published Case Studies

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QIAGEN Digital Insights Customer Research

Why QIAGEN Digital Insights focuses on quality:

75% of surveyed organizations agree that Quality/Accuracy
is most important.

Most important: 75%
Somewhat important: 25%
Neutral: 0%
Not very important: 0%
Not a factor: 0%

QIAGEN Bioinformatics Customer Testimonial

We have published several papers utilizing IPA software. The software is currently a standard tool for proteomics or RNA-seq analysis.

Maciej Lalowski, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Meilahti Clinical Proteomics Core Facility

QIAGEN Bioinformatics Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Postdoctoral Fellow at an educational institution would be very likely to recommend QIAGEN Bioinformatics for this reason:

I am a very big fan of IPA Software.

QIAGEN Customer Research

Would you be willing to spin down your sample, remove the stabilizing solution, and then transfer the sample to a tube to begin your nucleic acid isolation?

Yes: 83%
No: 15%
Other: 3%

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

Case Study: The University Of Chicago and Ingenuity Variant Analysis


This case study of The University of Chicago is based on a March 2013 survey of Ingenuity Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Ingenuity Variant Analysis] streamlines the analysis for our whole exome studies on the etiology of diseases.”


  • Solved the following challenges by deploying Ingenuity Variant Analysis:
    • Realized faster and easier identification of causal variants
    • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
    • Improved access to biological content including primary sources
    • Improved sharing and collaboration capabilities
    • Reduced the need for developing own informatics pipeline
    • Eliminated the need for creating and maintaining own up-to-date database of biomedical literature
    • Enabled independent study without the need for specialized bioinformatics skills
    • Enabled support for more studies by providing a self-service tool for colleagues and collaborators
  • Purchased Ingenuity Variant Analysis for the following reasons:
    • Access rich biological content in Ingenuity Knowledge Base plus additional sources of variant level content
    • 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
    • Scale from small to large studies
    • Collaborate and share easily with colleagues and peers

Use Case

  • Uses the following applications with Ingenuity Variant Analysis:
    • DNA sequencing – Whole Exome
  • Sequencing data is from the following platforms:
    • Illumina MiSeq


  • 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.
  • Reduced time to results by > 75% by 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: 5 (strongly differentiated)
    • Accurate evidence: 5 (strongly differentiated)
    • Accessibility/ ease of use: 5 (strongly differentiated)
    • Sharing with colleagues/peers: 5 (strongly differentiated)
    • Security: 3 (differentiated)
  • Is extremely satisfied with the ease of use of Ingenuity Variant Analysis.

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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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