Thursday, September 2, 2010

Geospiza, SAIC, and PacBio

On Tue. 8/31, we release news about our collaboration with SAIC whereby we will enhance GeneSifter's support for the PacBio RS, Pacific Biosciences’ Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT™) sequencing system.

Geospiza is excited to work with the group at SAIC-Frederick. SAIC-Frederick is the operations and technical support contractor for the National Cancer Institute's research, so the effort will ultimately benefit researchers at NCI. Because several of our customers are part of PacBio's early access effort we will be able to get a broad view of PacBio RS platform's strengths and applications to support our many other customers who are interested in getting the system.

Most importantly, this news demonstrates our commitment to supporting all of the sequencing platforms. We already have great support for the Illumina GA and HiSeq, SOLiD, and 454. PacBio, IonTorrent can be supported through our configuration interfaces, and new releases will include specialized features to enhance our customers' experiences working with each instrument's unique qualities.

Look for announcements as new releases of GeneSifter Lab Edition and Analysis Edition roll out over the coming months. In the meantime, check out the full release including a nice quote from Eric Schadt, PacBio's CSO.

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