NEWYORK (GenomeWeb) – DNAnexus has signed an agreement with Sapio Sciences to integrate its cloud-based genomics platform with Sapio's Exemplar NGS laboratory information management system solution.
According to DNAnexus, the combined solution will provide clinical and research laboratories with an end-to-end laboratory management and informatics solution that helps them optimize their research projects by reducing costs, improving accuracy, and ensuring quality control. Exemplar NGS LIMS helps researchers track their next generation sequencing workflows from request through data processing and analysis, and can be connected to existing instruments. Coupling it with DNAnexus offerings will enable scientists to run simple and more complex, customized workflows; track sample inventory; and automate clinical-grade genomic pipelines.
"The flexibility of Exemplar NGS LIMS is a great complement to the DNAnexus platform, making Sapio Sciences an ideal partner," DNAnexus CEO Richard Daly said in a statement. "Scientists in research and clinical labs now have the freedom to customize their laboratory and bioinformatics solutions based on internal requirements while minimizing costs associated with infrastructure and maintenance."
The partnership will allow Sapio to provide a centralized data sharing forum for LIMS customers involved in collaborations with external partners. "By having Exemplar NGS integrated with the cloud-based DNAnexus genomics platform, not only can our customers run thousands of tests in parallel and enhance lab efficiency, but also improve data exchange with collaborators," Sapio CEO Kevin Cramer added.