The centre on Granta Park is Illumina’s EMEA headquarters and home to more than 500 employees.
Following his visit, Mr Browne said: “It was great to explore the IC and get an inside look into a company which has such a strong local presence as well as a global one.
“Everyone that I had the pleasure of speaking to had such a strong passion for the company’s work and it was wonderful to be a first-hand witness to their commitment to improving human life.”
Clare Kingsley, senior director of scientific research at Illumina, added: “We were delighted to host MP Anthony Browne and are thrilled that Mr Browne recognises our commitment to improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome.
“In Illumina we are very proud of the examples where our technology is making a positive difference for patients now and the impact it can bring to healthcare in the future.”