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AB Sciex, Illumina Partnering to Integrate Swath Proteomics, Next-gen Sequencing Data

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AB Sciex and Illumina this week announced the launch of their OneOmics project, an exclusive partnership between the two companies to integrate proteomics and next-generation sequencing analysis.

Under the partnership, AB Sciex will place its Swath Proteomics Cloud Tool Kit, a suite of informatics tools for use with the company's Swath mass spec technology, in Illumina's BaseSpace cloud computing environment.

According to the companies, the project will enable the "fast, secure, and streamlined analysis of complex multi-omics data sets," to aid in biomarker discovery and clinical research.

The Swath Cloud Toolkit consists of four apps for proteomics work: Protein Expression Extractor, for processing raw mass spec data; Protein Expression Assembler, for protein fold-change analysis; Protein Expression Browser, to visualize results in a biological context; and Protein Expression Analytics, for data quality review.

"These new proteomics tools add systems biology capabilities to BaseSpace, creating an easy-to-use, cloud-based environment that enables rapid data analysis for a growing range of applications," Nicholas Naclerio, Ilumina's senior vice president of corporate development and general manager of enterprise informatics, said in a statement.

For a more in-depth look at the partnership please see this article in ProteoMonitor.