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Genome Designs partners with SciDM Group

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Custom genome annotation and metabolic modelling service provider Genome Designs has announced a partnership with SciDM Group, a bioinformatics tools developer. Genome Designs will be using SciDM Group’s high-performance database engine, transcriptomics data processing pipeline, and high throughput sequence comparison technology. The tools will augment Genome Designs’ existing genome annotation pipelines and boost custom software development projects.

‘SciDM Group strives to provide computational biologists with fast and flexible data management and bioinformatics tools, capable of keeping the pace with the progress of high-throughput data acquisition technologies,’ said Denis Kaznadzey, the leader of SciDM Group. ‘Our tools are free, most are open source and available for download from public repositories. However, they require integration with the client’s system. Our partnership with Genome Designs goes beyond just another vendor-client relationship: they are planning to provide installation and integration services for our products.’

SciDM Group’s flagship product, a database management system, is a zero-maintenance object-relational database engine optimised for dealing with extremely large volumes of data. On typical bioinformatics tasks like sequence assembly and clustering, SciDM Data Manager operates thousands of times faster than conventional database engines. Other tools by SciDM Group similarly allow performance optimisation and gains in speed. QSimScan (Quick Similarity Scanner), for example, performs five to 100 times faster than standard NCBI BLAST depending on search parameters.