31 October 2011
IDBS has launched Omics Workbench, a new web-based product that supports Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and other omics techniques in research and clinical labs. The framework enables the analysis of all types of omics data and supports labs of all sizes and configurations, particularly those with minimal bioinformatics support.
Omics Workbench addresses the deluge of data that scientists and clinical researchers are facing and is able to remove the bottlenecks in analytics that slow the advance in use of these technologies. This will have a significant impact on the ability to better understand disease and deliver more precision therapies.
Omics Workbench provides labs with a rapidly deployable, easily supported and easy to evolve solution. It offers pre-built analytics, visualisation, and workflows for all types of omics data including gene expression and copy number variation (CNV) from both NGS and microarrays. Analytics for NGS include secondary and tertiary analysis to support end-to-end analysis; there is a particular focus on delivering scientist-oriented displays to highlight genetic variants between cohort groups, and provide supporting annotation. Omics Workbench can be either deployed on site or hosted in a cloud infrastructure.