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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Breaking through the Sequencing Bottleneck

Podcast: July 28, 2014


The rapid decline in the cost of genome sequencing is creating an information technology bottleneck as servers designed for general purposes have proven a bit clunky at assembling and analyzing the output from sequencers. Edico Genome thinks it has an answer with its DRAGEN Bio-IT Processor, designed specifically for processing genomic data. We spoke to Pieter van Rooyen, CEO of Edico about tackling the computing bottleneck, how the company plans to use the $10 million in funding it just raised, and what the implications of a dramatic reduction in time and cost will have on how sequencing is used. Read More
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