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Convey-CLC bio solution accelerates NGS data analysis

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The integration of CLC bio's enterprise genomics analysis platform with Convey Computer’s hybrid-core servers has been announced. Recently deployed at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, the new solution which combines Convey’s compute architecture with CLC Genomics Server and CLC Genomics Workbench has accelerated and extended HZI’s ability to manage and analyse next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

‘We have a number of sequencing projects running in parallel and need to process the data very quickly, but our space for computers is limited. Convey solves both problems by providing high performance, compact size and easy integration with blades we already have,’ said Dr Robert Geffers, head of the HZI’s Genome Analytics group (GMAK).

‘Also, many of our analysis pipelines previously required using a command line and scripts that can be difficult for researchers and clinicians to work with. The CLC bio user interface eliminates these obstacles, putting an expansive suite of tools in the researchers’ hands,’ he added.

HZI is one of 18 Helmholtz Association Centres pursuing a wide range of science disciplines. The GMAK in its function as core facility – an expanding provider of next generation sequencing services – works with both internal and external partners. Its activities include profiling genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic changes in pathogens and host cells.