San Diego, Calif.-based Edico Genome is preparing to launch its first product for the bioinformatics market, an application-specific integrated circuit system for next-generation sequence data analysis called the Dragen Wavefront Processor, which consists of a chip loaded with proprietary algorithms for mapping, alignment, sorting, and variant calling.
Edico plans to officially launch Dragen during this year’s Bio-IT World conference to be held in Boston from April 29 to March 1. It is currently testing the system in conjunction with a number of undisclosed sequencing centers.
The company is positioning its appliance as an alternative to large server systems as well cloud infrastructure, which, in the case of the former can be costly to purchase, install, and maintain; and in the case of the latter may not mesh with the privacy requirements of some customers.
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