CLC Bio has released version 2.0 of CLC Genomics Workbench 2.0, and has also become an Illumina Connect partner. Illumina Connect is a bioinformatics software partnership program established by Illumina to advance data integration and analysis.
'CLC Genomics Workbench 2.0 provides scientists using Illumina’s Genome Analyzer with advanced downstream analysis,' says Jordan Stockton, marketing manager for computational biology at Illumina. 'Not only is it fast, but the new version of CLC Genomics Workbench offers alignment and assembly functionality that previously required larger investments in computer hardware. With its intuitive graphical interface, this application provides a simple desktop solution to biologists who might otherwise require the assistance of a dedicated bioinformatics professional.'
As an Illumina Connect partner, CLC Bio has access to information in the ongoing development of Next Generation Sequencing tools, ensuring that CLC Bio's solutions will be able to fully support Illumina's tools, including new releases.