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Genome Institute of Singapore Taps Appistry to Develop NGS Analysis Pipeline

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Genome Institute of Singapore and Appistry have launched a research collaboration focused on developing a pipeline for analyzing next-generation sequence data more effectively.

According to the partners, the collaboration is intended to accelerate the development of research methods and discoveries in human genome analytics and genomics.

Specifically, "Appistry's technology will enable GIS to take a huge amount of data and rapidly advance their analytics and efficiently use their science to improve public health," Sultan Meghji, Appistry's vice president of product strategy, said in a statement yesterday.

GIS's Head of Business Development, Michael Rossbach, added that the institute expects the collaboration "to inspire, enable, and accelerate efforts in the emerging field of complex pedigree and traits analytics and to catalyze discoveries and advance the understanding of this important area of biology."

St. Louis-based Appistry was also recently tapped by the Broad Institute to distribute and support a commercial version of its Genome Analysis Toolkit.

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