Genetic testing service selects BC Platforms to enhance processing


The genomic data management and analytics specialist has been selected by Gene by Gene, to scale up its genomic data processing and storage capabilities

Genetic testing service selects BC Platforms to enhance processing

Through its division, Family Tree DNA, Gene by Gene, an intergrated multi-disciplinary genetic testing service, was the first company globally to develop DNA testing for ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application.

Gene By Gene selected BC Platforms as its partner to increase the capacity of its genomic data processing pipeline and storage solutions to meet the increased demand in its genetic testing services.

BC Platforms will provide a streamlined, highly automated solution for running parallel imputation of genotype data from multiple chips and historical data.

BC Platforms’ Tiling technology enables the unparalleled compression of data, providing a highly efficient data storage solution, allowing mass computational analysis.

This solution will enable Gene By Gene to run its downstream reporting and analytics in a more streamlined fashion, dramatically improving its laboratory processes and saving data storage costs.

Elliott Greenspan, Director Of Engineering from Gene By Gene said: “We collect tens of thousands of genomic data samples on a daily basis and we chose BC Platforms because of their unique capabilities and ready-made solutions for genomic data handling and storage using their Tiling technology. Organizations in our industry are measured by efficiencies. When dealing with large volumes of data, fast turnaround times for every step of the process are crucial for success.”

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Tero Silvola, CEO of BC Platforms, said: “Gene by Gene is one of the most dominant genomics related service and research companies globally. We are proud to be at the forefront of providing enabling solutions to support their overall business development.”