NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cofactor Genomics today said it has completed a collaboration with a network of researchers in Kentucky to design experiments and generate and analyze next-generation sequencing data for the state.
As part of the collaboration, the St. Louis-based company "leveraged its [design and analysis] process to improve the efficiencies and effectiveness of the sequencing experiments and provide more useful results," to the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, it said.
KBRIN is a network of biomedical researchers in Kentucky funded through a National Center for Research Resources Idea Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. It aims to expand biomedical research in the state by supporting "Kentucky's next generation of biomedical researchers."
KBRIN's collaboration with Cofactor has resulted in bringing next-gen sequencing design and analysis to Kentucky's research community, KBRIN Project Director Nigel Cooper said, adding that the KBRIN-INBRE program's goal is to build collaborative research and develop a statewide bioinformatics structure.
Institutions benefitting from the collaboration with Cofactor include Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Kentucky.