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Singular Genomics, Broad Institute Partner to Integrate G4 Sequencer With Terra Data Platform

This story has been updated to include additional information from Singular Genomics. 

NEW YORK – Singular Genomics Systems said on Thursday that it is collaborating with the Broad Institute to connect its G4 next-generation sequencing platform to the Terra data platform.

Terra — codeveloped by the Broad, Microsoft, and Alphabet's Verily — offers researchers a way to connect to datasets, bioinformatics tools, and each other through cloud computing. 

Under the partnership, researchers using the Singular G4 will have access to cloud-based data storage and analytical tools optimized for genomic data. The collaboration will "enable the codevelopment of valuable informatic analysis tools that are tailored to Singular users, while leveraging the experience and knowledge of the Broad Data Sciences Platform," Singular Genomics said in an email.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are thrilled to bring Terra's advanced bioinformatic platform to Singular Genomics customers as a plug-and-play bioinformatics solution," Drew Spaventa, Singular's CEO and cofounder, said in a statement. "To complement and leverage the G4's accuracy, speed, flexibility, and power, Terra will provide our customers with a seamless solution for secondary and tertiary analysis, data storage, and data sharing. We anticipate this will be the first of many exciting expanded offerings for G4."

San Diego-based Singular Genomics officially launched its G4 instrument last month and plans to begin shipping it in the second quarter of this year. The firm went public in May 2021.

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