NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen, a developer of whole genome mapping technology, is partnering with bioinformatics firm Applied Maths to build software for microbial genomics and molecular strain typing.
OpGen said that Applied Maths has incorporated a whole genome mapping module into the latest version of its BioNumerics software suite. The arrangement gives customers of both companies access to a set of analytical tools for molecular typing and comparative genomics of microbial pathogens.
"This integrated solution will enable researchers to strain type and identify responsible pathogens in a timelier manner, which is crucial to limit outbreaks in time and scope and appropriately treat patients with food-borne illnesses," Applied Maths CEO Koen Janssens said in a statement.
The combined solution will provide "a one-stop application to distinguish between bacterial strains when analyzing disease outbreaks," he said.
Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.