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GeneGo, Omicsoft Integrate Next-Gen Tools

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Omicsoft and GeneGo have partnered to integrate their respective next-generation sequencing software and data-mining platforms, GeneGo said today.

Under the partnership, the companies have integrated Omicsoft's Array Studio and GeneGo's MetaCore data-mining suite.

The Array Studio package provides statistics analysis and visualization tools for 'omics data and supports analysis of next-gen sequencing data, with algorithms designed for the Illumina (Solexa), Roche 454, and Life Technologies sequencing systems.

The platform supports exon junction detection, fusion gene detection, expression value calculation, and mutation reporting and annotation for analysis of sequence runs and lists of modified genes and polymorphisms.

"Pathway and network analysis is a natural next step for these complex [next-gen sequencing] data, and we are glad that we can provide our customers with a seamlessly integrated workflows from raw sequence data to biologically meaningful hypotheses on biomarkers, drug targets, and drug repositioning," GeneGo VP of Business Development Julie Bryant said in a statement.