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NCGR, Simbiot Partner to Launch Genomics Data Software Venture

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Center for Genome Resources and the life sciences software company Simbiot said today they have partnered to launch a new genomic informatics company called Lumenogix.

The partners are actively developing the Lumenogix NGS software platform and are targeting the commercial and academic sequencing research markets.

NCGR President Callum Bell said in a statement that the software will enable researchers to "handle genomic data on their own without specialized bioinformatics expertise."

Simbiot currently offers the Simbiot SaaS platform and apps, which provide a computational infrastructure for managing and analyzing high-throughput nucleic acid data.

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