FREMONT, CA: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is gaining wide attention as it is being leveraged as an emerging technology by life science, agricultural biotechnology and other science-driven organizations in accessing the genomic data which is used further in research, diagnostic testing, genetic engineering and so on. Despite organizations deploy NGS genomic data management solutions into production, yet there is a challenge for them in balancing the costs associated in maintaining NGS infrastructure and resources with the need to deliver cost effective quality results. Addressing this challenge Core Informatics announces new production deployments of preconfigured workflow applications for NGS on a highly configurable and flexible architecture “Platform for Science” that speed up the turnaround time, improves quality and reduces associated costs.
The Platform for Science is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure that enables labs to quickly extend and configure data management systems while implementing unique workflows ranging from research to clinical applications without the need for custom coding.
The solution will now deliver a catalog of preconfigured scientific applications for critical laboratory activities that includes sample preparation protocols, and contexts, patient sample questioning, different variety of sequencing instruments and quality control and analysis systems. It allows labs to choose the best app that provides preconfigured workflows integration with industry-standard sequencing instrumentation such as: Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and NextSeq; Ion PGM, S5 and Proton; and PacBio systems along with sample prep kits like whole genome, exome, targeted and RNA sequencing that help a diverse set of organizations and labs capitalize on genomics data.
In addition, Core Informatics has weighted its customer base with Biogen, Mount Sinai and Thermo Fisher Scientific business entities.
“When the goal is to feed sequencers and keep them running, you need sample management and tight control of processes,” said Norm Allaire, Genomics Laboratory Manager and Senior Scientist, Biogen. “By stitching everything together with the appropriate NGS applications from Core Informatics, we can reduce sample inversions and mix ups and avoids repeating experiments, which leads to better data quality and reduced labor and reagent costs.”