Find the biological meaning of
your research data quickly and easily

Ion Reporter™ Solutions remove the barriers of NGS data analysis, from human variant detection to microbial diversity.

Access Ion Reporter™ Software

Simplify your bioinformatics path to research results

Ion Reporter™ Software provides an optimized suite of simple data analysis tools that streamline Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ System data analysis, so you can focus on finding the biological meaning of your data.

Easy data analysis across a variety of applications

• Simplify your data analysis with easy-to-use preconfigured and customizable workflows, providing flexibility for users of any experience level.
• Easily identify relevant variants with annotations from >20 public databases.

Fast results with automated workflows

• Quickly focus on your variants of interest with simple result filtering. Then save your filter settings for standardized workflows.
• Accelerate your time-to-results with optimized workflows for Ion AmpliSeq™ targeted gene panels and go from sample to variants in a single day.

Security for your data

• Control access with role-based logins, locked workflows, and audit logs to help maintain a traceable and secure environment.
• Analyze and securely share data in the cloud, or analyze and store data on-site with the local Ion Reporter™ Server System.


1 Import
Ion Reporter Software

Automate sequencing data transfer to the cloud or local Ion Reporter™ Server using Torrent Suite™ Software.

2 Analyze
annotated variants for SNPs, indels, and CNVs

Use preconfigured workflows to identify and annotate variants, including SNPs, Indels, and CNVs.

3 Filter
Ingenuity Variant Analysis

Filter for functional and biological relevance to focus on your variants of interest.

4 Export

Export variants to spreadsheet, VCF, or text format for further investigation.

5 Report

Select relevant variants and create interpretive reports, or identify complementary TaqMan® Assays for variants of interest.

Ion Reporter™ Analysis Workflows

Single or Paired Sample Analysis

Identify differences between a single sample and a reference genome, or explore differences between variants in sample pairs.

Inherited Disease Trio Analysis

Explore variants within a pedigree.

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Aneuploidy Analysis

Detect aneuploidies and large chromosome abnormalities from single whole-genome samples with low coverage.
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Gene Fusion Analysis

Detect and annotate known and novel gene fusions for the Ion AmpliSeq™ RNA Lung Fusion Panel.
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Tumor-Normal Comparison Analysis

Identify somatic mutations using advanced statistical approaches.

Copy Number Variation Analysis

Identify copy number variations (CNV) automatically in Ion AmpliSeq™ workflows.
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Causal Variant Analysis

Identify biologically relevant variants using the Ingenuity® Knowledge Base
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16S Metagenomics Analysis

Determine the microbial diversity in one or more 16S samples using gold-standard reference content from MicroSEQ® DB and GreenGenes.
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Ion Reporter™ Server System

The Ion Reporter™ Server System combines the ease of use of Ion Reporter™ Software with the control and access of a powerful computer server in your own building.

  • Maintain a secure environment with controlled, local access on a HIPAA-compliant server
  • Control software versions and update on your timeline
  • Accelerate your clinical research with fast upload and analysis times
  • Access the same software and workflows as offered in the cloud version

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Archive data with 20 TB of usable storage

Ion Chip Storage Capacity (# runs)
Ion 314™ Chip 20,000
Ion 316™ Chip 10,000
Ion 318™ Chip 4,000
Ion PI™ Chip 400
Ion PII™ Chip* 200
Number of Ion PGM™ and Ion Proton™ Sequencer runs that can be stored on the Ion Reporter™ Server. Assumes file footprint sizes of 1 GB (Ion 314™ Chip), 2 GB (Ion 316™ Chip), 5 GB (Ion 318™ Chip), 50 GB (Ion PI™ Chip), and 100 GB (Ion PII™ Chip*).

Find your biological meaning fast

Examples of analysis run times on the Ion Reporter™ Server for annotating an exome-size VCF (variant call format) file, to running a complete analysis on various sized Ion AmpliSeq™ panels. Mapping: the alignment of the raw reads back to a reference genome; Variant Calls: the identification of variants when compared to a reference genome; Stats: the generation of mapping, coverage, and QC stats; Annotation: the notation of identified variants using a rich set of public sources. Analysis run times represent tens of variants for the Ion AmpliSeq™ Cancer Hotspot Panel v2, thousands of variants for the Ion AmpliSeq™ Comprehensive Cancer Panel, and tens of thousands of variants for the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Panel.

Partek® Flow® software on the Ion Reporter™ Server

In addition to the Ion Reporter™ Software, the Ion Reporter™ Server System can also host third-party Partek® Flow® software for RNA-Seq data analysis.  Hosted side by side with the Ion Reporter™ software, Partek® Flow® software enables simple RNA-Seq data analysis with a preconfigured, Ion Torrent™-validated whole-transcriptome data analysis pipeline optimized for Ion Proton™ sequencing data.

Learn more about Partek® Flow® software and transcriptome sequencing ›

Note: Hosted Data Storage includes cloud-based Ion Reporter™ Software data analysis and storage.



*The content provided herein may relate to products that have not been officially released and is subject to change without notice.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.