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OnRamp BioInformatics, Science Exchange Partner on Interactive Genomic Analysis Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Research and development services provider Science Exchange has partnered with OnRamp BioInformatics to offer bioinformatics services and tools, the firms announced today. 

OnRamp Bio's user interface, automated analyses, and data management enable scientists, biologists, clinicians, and other medical professionals to obtain interpretations of genomic data. "IT and software complexity has stood in the way of progress for far too long," OnRamp Bio CEO Tim Wesselman said in a statement.

The firm has also recently launched a new product for RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq analysis geared for large data sets. "We've combined our deep knowledge of IT, software development, and biology to provide intuitive, integrated systems and services that accelerate the mainstream adoption of [next-generation sequencing] analyses within research, biotech, and pharma," Wesselman added.

Elizabeth Iorns, cofounder and CEO of Science Exchange, said the company is committed to adding the most innovative and qualified service providers to its platform for outsourced research, "so scientists have the services they need securely and readily available to aid their discoveries." The firm offers more than 6,000 services from a network of about 2,500 qualified scientific service providers, all with pre-established contracts in place that protect client intellectual property and confidentiality.

Science Exchange also recently formed a partnership with Agilent and began offering Bioinformatics Solutions' protein de novo sequencing services to retrieve the amino acid sequence of an unknown antibody protein using mass spectrometry techniques.