NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Molecular Genetics Core Facility of Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School will use Geospiza’s FinchLab to manage its genetic sequencing operations, the Seattle-based bioinformatics firm said today.
FinchLab is a web-based system designed to help researchers with data analysis and lab management across multiple platforms including capillary electrophoresis-based instruments and next-generation sequencing platforms, such as Applied Biosystems’ SOLiD, said Geospiza.
"We were looking for a way to provide access to our sequencing data through one location," said Hal Schneider, laboratory supervisor of the Molecular Genetics Core Facility, in a statement. He said that FinchLab “not only met our basic requirements, but also provided a whole package — from taking care of the server operations, tracking the samples, and then completing the alignments and essential analysis for SOLiD with a simple data distribution method."
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.