Company partners with Digicon to offer platform with new BioGenLink
service for government agencies
NGS data analysis is now considered an essential tool for basic and clinical genomic research. While the Big Data generated by such research can be acquired more quickly and at a lower cost, it has become increasingly difficult to derive meaningful insights from it. Existing solutions have proven slow, with complex yet inflexible user interfaces, long turnaround times and difficult-to-interpret results. These shortcomings have meant higher costs and delays in potential breakthroughs.
BioDT is an open source platform capable of analyzing NGS data up to 100 times faster than similar systems, thanks to a proprietary execution engine and a Hadoop®-based architecture. Together, these techniques reduce analysis turnaround times from days—or even weeks—to hours. Further increasing productivity is BioDT’s support for real-time collaboration between geographically-dispersed colleagues.
By making data analysis simple, fast and intuitive—without the need for specialized expertise in bioinformatics—BioDT promises to bring the power of NGS to a wider array of labs and researchers across the world. The platform’s drag-and-drop interface and rich data visualization eliminate the need for cumbersome Command Line Programming and reliance on tabular results (although both are supported for those who are proficient with them).
“We use NGS data analysis tools extensively, and are constantly surveying the market for the latest advances,” said