GenomeQuest, Inc. has released its sequence data management (SDM) product. GenomeQuest 6.0Beta introduces a new category of functionality, accessibility, and methods to genomics researchers and organizations seeking to fundamentally improve the performance of their discovery process and broadly prepare for next-generation sequencing (NGS).
Specifically, GenomeQuest 6.0Beta allows researchers to manage and share sequence data and results and to access the world’s largest collection of sequence reference databases, all from a Web-browser and personalized dashboard. Bioinformatics managers, using the open platform with RDBMS interoperability, can customize discovery workflows and unify their sequence data environment. IT and business managers, with the GenomeQuest Engine, can efficiently scale to broad utilization of NGS across their discovery operations.
GenomeQuest incorporates a browser-based, data management dashboard. Data can be mined on sequence alignments and text annotations and multiple date sets can then be joined together. Results can be saved and then re-mined at a later date or shared with colleagues through their dashboards. GenomeQuest allows data to be exported to other discovery tools and supports all popular sequencing machines, including 454, Illumina, and SOLiD.
GenomeQuest workflows package all bioinformatics details—including the reference data, the queries, the algorithms, the interfacing to third party tools, the compute environment, and the results—into an easy-to-use upload/compute/discover loop for the researcher. Workflows are available for RNA-Seq, antibody optimization, variant detection, rapid annotation for metagenomics, BLAST search, and patent search. Aggregated reference databases include transcriptomes, genomes transcriptomes, genomes, reference genomes, Genbank, and Genomequest Pat, which span genes, genomes, proteins, drugs, and patents.