GenomSoft featured on Technology by Bilan

GenomSoft is one of the featured Swiss companies on the 2018 edition of the Technology by Bilan magazine edited jointly with BioAlps, the life science cluster of Western Switzerland. This issue is focusing on genomics data processing, cancer research, immunotherapies and how the recent discoveries and development in immunology happening in Western Switzerland will revolutionize health care in the…

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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…

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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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MPEG-G recommended by the EU

The german web portal HIMSS – “The IT Journal for healthcare leaders” – has published a comment on an interview with the Director General of the EU DG Connect Roberto Viola who is convinced that “The new goal for Europe is a data-driven healthcare system”. Among other technology such as the personal electronic ID (eID) and blockchain, Viola…

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MPEG seminar on Genome Compression Standardization

A seminar on Genome Compression Standardization has been held on 20th October 2015 during the 113th MPEG meeting in Geneva. The purpose of the seminar is twofold, to raise the awareness on the need of new approaches to genome compression for the efficient handling of the increasing flood of sequencing data and to collect requirements…

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