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IEEE Spectrum on genomic data compression

The September 2018 issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine features an in-depth review of the current status of genomic data compression saying that “unless researchers solve the looming data storage problem, biomedical science could stagnate”. MPEG-G is mentioned to say that “Fortunately, work on a compression standard for genomic sequencing data has begun.” The paper is…

Joint MPEG-GA4GH Workshop on Genomic Sequencing Data Compression

GA4GH – MPEG, Basel 3rd October 2018 Call for Contributions The amount of genome sequencing data generated day by day is either comparable or larger than other big data problems. Shrinking costs of data alone do not provide affordable solutions to the ambition of making genomic medicine common practice. However, storage costs are not the…

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Who we are

Our team is composed by experts with extensive experience in information theory, software development and project management for the implementation of mission-critical systems in the domain of digital signal processing, telecommunications, information security and avionics.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to enable the progress of large scale genomic medicine through the development of MPEG-G, the new ISO standard for Genomic Information Representation. The MPEG-G standard has been designed by an international consortium of organizations aiming at addressing the problems and limitations of current technologies and products towards a truly efficient and economical handling of genomic information.

Our Strategy

We are working to improve genomic applications with advanced features of data access and handling as well as with a dramatic reduction of both storage costs and transfer time from sequencing facilities to storage and/or analysis sites.

Enabling the digitalization of personalized medicine

Technology

We aim to create the technology platform needed to sustain high-performance compression, transmission and processing of genomic data, in order to reduce the storage size, increase transmission speed and reduce the cost of the bandwidth connecting the database to the processing facilities.

Better compression

We are developing a new generation of genomic information compressors exploiting the available expertise in digital information processing and entropy coding.

Efficient Data Access

We are working on a new genomic data format that supports most stages of existing sequencing and analysis pipelines, with a great advantage over the current practice that uses different file formats at each stage.

Genomic Data Transport

We are improving a genomic data transport layer which provide essential features such as streaming capabilities, incremental update of data and metadata.

MPEG-G will take genomic medicine to the next level with enterprise grade applications and devices

Projects

Our goal is to provide new systems and solutions for efficient genomic information processing, thus enabling large scale applications, reducing IT storage costs and facilitating data transport and sharing.

Partnerships

GenomSoft is currently working with several companies, research centers and academic institutions for the development of new solutions for efficient genomic data storage, transport and manipulation in the framework of international collaboration efforts.