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Edico Offering Dragen Genome Pipeline on DNAnexus Platform

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Edico Genome is integrating its Dragen Genome Pipeline analysis technology into DNAnexus' cloud-based genome informatics and data management platform, the companies announced today.

The deal gives customers of Mountain View, California-based DNAnexus direct access to Dragen Genome Pipeline, which Edico said is capable of analyzing a whole human genome at 30x coverage at far less cost than other vendors.

Genome Pipeline features advanced algorithms to manage genome mapping, aligning, sorting, duplicate marking, variant calling, and data compression, according to Dragen. The system runs on Dragen, Edico's field-programmable gate array bioinformatics processor.

"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," DNAnexus CEO Richard Daly said in a statement.

"Through this partnership, new and existing customers can leverage the cost and time-saving benefits of Dragen without upfront infrastructure investment," Edico Genome CEO Pieter van Rooyen said in a statement.

The companies are offering a discount for Dragen on DNAnexus through Oct. 31.