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OpGen Partners with Applied Maths to Develop Whole Genome Mapping Software

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.