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Old 02-08-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default SOLiD variant detection plug-in By Omixon for CLC bio’s platform

CLC bio and Omixon announced the release of the Omixon Gapped SOLiD Alignment plug-in for full integration into CLC Genomics Workbench. Omixon is a leader in variant detection accuracy with their application for Life Technologies’ SOLiD sequencing platform. The release agreement allows CLC bio to offer Omixon’s plug-in directly to customers.

"Omixon's software called every genomic variant correctly in a dataset that we subsequently validated with Sanger sequencing", said Dr. Istvan Nagy, Head of NGS Platform at BAYGEN Institute, and continues, "We have used Omixon's algorithms as a service in the past, but including the features in a plug-in for CLC Genomics Workbench brings these utilities to my desktop in an integrated workflow."

CEO of Omixon, Atiila Berces, adds, "In every consulting project we found biologically significant variants in significant numbers missed by other NGS analysis methods and eliminated false positive calls. With this collaboration, the benefits of the Omixon software can reach significantly more scientists. We plan to release a solution for CLC Genomics Server shortly and will continue to develop features for our plug-in that our new customers request."

CLC bio and Omixon have implemented different approaches to analyzing high-throughput sequencing data. While CLC bio’s software is a general platform for handling any sequence data regardless of which sequencing platform it originates from. Omixon’s approach is to develop data analysis solutions specifically designed for particular sequencing technologies and among other things take a DNA evolution models into account. The two approaches have complementary benefits.

CEO of CLC bio, Thomas Knudsen elaborates, “With all the exciting research going on within the high-throughput sequencing field right now, we know we realistically won’t be able to accommodate every single feature request from our customers, which is why we’re very excited to announce this collaboration with Omixon, so we can offer their best-in-class solution directly to our customers.”

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