SAN DIEGO – August 30, 2017 – Edico Genome and DNAnexus, Inc. today announced the availability of Edico Genome’s DRAGENTM on DNAnexus’ genome informatics and data management platform. Through this integration, new and existing DNAnexus customers will be able to utilize DRAGEN’s ultra-rapid Genome Pipeline, significantly reducing costs and turnaround time while enhancing accuracy.
DNAnexus provides a global network for sharing and managing genomic data and tools to accelerate genomics. The platform is optimized to address the challenges of security, scalability and collaboration for organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health in the clinic and in the lab. DNAnexus’ platform is utilized by top biopharmaceutical companies, leading genome centers, pioneering diagnostic test providers, government initiatives and research consortia to accelerate global genomic programs.
“DNAnexus is the go-to solution for secondary analysis tool providers who are seeking a secure, compliant global network to distribute, deploy and expand product offerings,” said Richard Daly, chief executive officer of DNAnexus. “DRAGEN is a critical resource for the genomics community, providing ultra-rapid genomic data analysis, significantly reducing costs and turnaround time, and enhancing accuracy. DNAnexus customers can now leverage this powerful Genome Pipeline in a turnkey solution.”
Edico Genome’s DRAGEN Genome Pipeline is an end-to-end analysis solution that includes advanced algorithms for mapping, aligning, sorting, duplicate marking, variant calling, data compression/decompression and more. DRAGEN utilizes AWS’s EC2 F1 instances to massively accelerate the analysis process while maintaining accuracy and significantly reducing cost. With AWS’ Amazon EC2 F1 instances, which are FPGA-enabled instances in the cloud, DRAGEN is now available on cloud-based platforms like DNAnexus. The DRAGEN Genome Pipeline can analyze a whole human genome at 30x coverage at a fraction of the cost relative to previous industry standards.
“DNAnexus is a pioneer in cloud-based genome informatics, enable organizations of all sizes to optimize their work through a variety of industry leading applications,” said Pieter van Rooyen, Ph.D, chief executive officer at Edico Genome. “Through this partnership, new and existing customers can leverage the cost and time-saving benefits of DRAGEN without upfront infrastructure investment. We look forward to enhancing our offerings by bringing more advanced DRAGEN pipelines to DNAnexus in the coming months.”
DRAGEN on DNAnexus will be available at a reduced rate from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31, 2017. For more information about the trial, please visit here.