DATA ACQUISITION

Avadis NGS

13 October 2010

Strand Scientific Intelligence

Strand Scientific Intelligence has released its Avadis NGS software application for next-generation sequence (NGS) analysis. Avadis NGS helps biologists visualise and perform downstream analysis on their NGS data, simply on a desktop computer.

Avadis NGS is an application focused on ChIP-SEQ, RNA-SEQ and genetic variation analysis that enables its users to assimilate large amounts of NGS data and ascertain deep biological insights using powerful statistics, interactive data visualisations in a state-of-the-art genome browser, and downstream analyses such as GO, pathways and GSEA.

Avadis NGS is built on Strand’s award Avadis scientific intelligence platform, for data analysis and visualisation. According to the company, the Avadis platform has enabled rapid development of software for life and health sciences applications such as Agilent Technologies’ GeneSpring and powered breakthrough scientific discoveries by 7 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.

The introduction of low-cost, high-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies has resulted in an exponential growth of data to be scrutinised for biological insights. However, exploring massive data sets and gleaning biologically-relevant and actionable insights has been a bottleneck in the sequencing process. Researchers have been challenged in attempting to master many different and complex tools and learn command line utilities to get even the most basic results, let alone having the capability to do this for thousands of data samples at a time.

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