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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GenomSys à l’origine d’un standard de compression des données génomiques

La start-up Suisse GenomSys sera présente au GA4GH (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health) Connect à Bâle, qui dévoilera son plan de partage de données génomiques dans le monde d’ici 2022. La start-up GenomSys a été fondée en 2016 par Claudio Alberti et elle est soutenue par Preon Capital, le family office genevois de l’entrepreneur…

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The Hutch Report on MPEG-G as the coming standard for the Genomics industry

“One thousand petabytes of genomic data are already being stored worldwide, and the aggregate cost of genomic storage is expected to grow from US $0.5 billion today to US $5 billion by 2021. There will be a need to reduce the footprint of genomic datasets in FASTQ and BAM, at the same time preserving genotyping…

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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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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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Des Suisses inventent le Netflix de la génomique

La start-up GenomSoft trouve les clés de la médecine génétique pour tous grâce à la compression des données. Récit exclusif. Le coût du séquençage du génome complet d’un être humain est passé en quinze ans de 3 milliards à 1000 dollars. Et les 100 sont en vue. En parallèle, les généticiens ont découvert des milliers de marqueurs,…

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Boffins score gene bonanza: EU countries pledge to share one million genomes by 2022

Cross-border databases to tackle fragmentation, speed drug R&D Thirteen European countries have agreed to link up genomic databases in a bid to give boffins access to a research cohort of more than one million genomes by 2022. The declaration commits the signatories – including the UK, Finland, Estonia and Spain – to work together to ensure secure…

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