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Genomics Data Management Leader Annai Systems Offers Shortcut to Analysis

In response to a pressing need for researchers to gain quick, direct access to specified DNA, Annai Systems introduces an innovative software solution. GTFuse grants access to segments within huge files of whole genome sequence data offering a shortcut to analysis.

LOS GATOS, CA  March 14, 2013 – Genomics data management leader Annai Systems is the architect of the Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub), a repository for genomic data from major research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute. The company has worked closely with the research community to optimize the accessibility and usability of this unique collection of data on tumor genomes.

“Researchers told us how often they struggle just to take the first steps in their necessary research process. Isolating and focusing on specific genes, or other DNA sequences from CGHub for study and analysis, posed a challenge.” said Dan Maltbie, Chief Technology Officer at Annai Systems. “By eliminating or consolidating several of these steps, GTFuse vastly simplifies and accelerates the initiation of research.”

GTFuse extends the advantages of an earlier Annai Systems’ innovation, Gene Torrent. Gene Torrent enables high speed segmentation and transfer of genomics that are widely used by researchers to upload or download complete data files, to and from CGHub. By mobilizing additional technologies for indexing, searching, securing, and selectively accessing big data, GTFuse now permits researchers whose interests are focused on specific segments of these massive files, to leapfrog a data-intensive downloading step. With GTFuse, now researchers may apply their analysis directly to those segments of interest just as they reside in the files of CGHub. Not only does GTFuse decrease the amount of time researchers spend on analysis, the solution also helps preserve major IT resources.

About Annai Systems
Annai Systems is a leading genomic data analysis company committed to developing cost-reducing innovations the accelerate scientific discovery, maximize statistical power, and optimize data control. From data compression and storage to secondary and tertiary analysis, Annai Systems offers a true end-to-end solution designed to handle the complex needs of next-generation sequencing data in the clinical, pharmaceutical and research environments. The company’s flagship product, STARPlatform, enables researchers to innovate, collaborate, and make new discoveries – all in less time and at lower costs than traditional solutions. For more about Annai Systems, visit www.annaisystems.com.