The Digital Genomic Revolution Introducing the Future of Medicine

GenomSoft is a Swiss company developing a new generation of tools and devices
for the efficient compression, storage, transport and manipulation of genomic data.

The Digital Genomic Revolution Introducing the Future of Medicine

GenomSoft is a Swiss company developing a new generation of tools and devices
for the efficient compression, storage, transport and manipulation of genomic data.

News

Find out about the latest news on genomics and our projects.

HIMSS Insights on the advantages of the MPEG-G Standard

HIMSS Insights speaks to Mikel Hernaez, director of computational genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, who is part of a standardisation initiative, in which the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) and the ISO Technical Committee 276 are joining forces: “Our goal is to produce MPEG-G, a…

GenomSys selected in the Bilan 50 Swiss Startups

We are pleased to announce that GenomSoft parent company GenomSys has been selected in the Bilan/UBS “50 Swiss startups in which to invest 2019”. For the 7th year, the French-speaking Swiss reference for business news Bilan and its partners (Startupticker, Innosuisse, BioAlps, CleantechAlps, Innovaud, MassChallenge, Kickstart…) are publishing the annual special print issue “50 Swiss…

MPEG-G at Stanford Compression Workshop 2019

On February 15th Mikel Hernaez, the current Director for Computational Genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will speak about the ISO-based MPEG-G standard for genomic information representation at the Compression Workshop 2019 at Stanford University. Abstract: The MPEG-G standardization project is the largest coordinated international effort…

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Our team is composed by experts with extensive experience in bioinformatics, information theory, enterprise software development and project management for the implementation of mission-critical systems in the domain of digital signal processing, telecommunications, information security, health-care and avionics. We have experience in software certification for safety-critical applications.

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. Efficient data processing is enabled by better compression as well as by better data organization and access/sharing.


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.

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

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.