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News from Vienna: BT, Aspera, GenoLogics, CLC


By Bio-IT World Staff  

October 15, 2012 | Bio-IT World Europe wrapped up in Vienna last week. A full report will follow, but first, some company announcement highlights:  

BT and Aspera are working together to integrate Aspera’s innovative file transfer technology into BT for Life Sciences R&D. BT for Life Sciences R&D Connect builds on BT’s global network (see, Hello Siri, Please Start My Experiment Now) and will now leverage Aspera’s unique fasp (see, Aspera’s fasp Track for High-Speed Data Delivery) high-speed transfer technology, providing secure, predictable and scalable transfers regardless of the size of data, the distance between the endpoints and network conditions. Press Release 

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software unveiled Clarity LIMS, a revolutionary laboratory information management system that sets the bar for LIMS in clinical and research environments. Specifically designed for sequencing, Clarity LIMS is an intuitive lab management system that combines information management essentials for CLIA-certified and regulated labs with a clear and easy-to-navigate interface that scientists will want to use. Press Release 

CLC bio released the white paper on its new read mapping algorithm, which is included in the current releases of CLC Genomics Workbench version 5.5 and CLC Genomics Server version 4.5. The white paper covers four human datasets from the Illumina GAII, Roche 454 Titanium, Life Technologies Ion Torrent PGM, and PacBioRS platforms, and benchmarks CLC bio's read mapper for performance and accuracy against the open source read mappers BWA, Bowtie2, and SMALT. Highlights from the white paper include mapping of almost 99% of 1.34 billion paired-end Illumina reads in 5 hours, compared to 28 hours and 99% for Bowtie2, 41 hours and 96% for SMALT, and 60 hours and 95% for BWA. Whitepaper 

For more on Bio-IT World Europe, read the Twitter archive of the event.  

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