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Bluebee, Convey Ink Distribution Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Next-generation sequencing data analytics firm Bluebee and hybrid-core computing company Convey Computer today announced a distribution agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Convey can resell the Bluebee Genomics Analytics solution, while Bluebee will be able to incorporate the existing Convey bioinformatics components into its computer-based tools for whole-genome diagnostics.

Bluebee is extending its product portfolio to include an accelerated BWA MEM algorithm for long query read alignments. It also will offer a variant calling module on Convey's hybrid-core server architecture. The new solutions, the firms said, will allow geneticists to get more information more quickly.

Convey's bioinformatics offerings consist of components, such as the Convey GraphConstructor for de novo short-read assembly, as well as the Smith-Waterman algorithm for local sequence alignment, and the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner program for fast reference mapping.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.