VITP tenant GenoLogics has been chosen by Illumina on new agreement! Below is the press release, followed by a short summary on what GenoLogics does. Congratulations to the GenoLogics team on such an exciting partnership!

Press Release
Victoria, BC, September 4, 2014 (BusinessWire) 
— GenoLogics today announced it has been selected by Illumina as the preferred laboratory information management system (LIMS) provider to support HiSeq X Ten sequencing system customers. Under the agreement, the companies are working closely to provide support for HiSeq X Ten whole-genome workflows and analysis pipelines, including those to be used inside of Illumina. Additionally, Illumina will be using GenoLogics’ LIMS to support its collaboration with Genomics England to sequence 100,000 genomes.

The agreement pairs the $1,000 genome with the preeminent laboratory information management system, further empowering the sequencing community to sequence human whole genomes.

According to Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Illumina, “Illumina is pleased to be working with GenoLogics to ensure HiSeq X Ten customers receive the LIMS support they need. Scaling a lab to deliver the $1,000 genome presents unique challenges and GenoLogics has the demonstrated ability and understanding of our technologies to support these labs.”

“Clarity LIMS leads the industry because it helps sequencing labs improve overall efficiency, turnaround time, and the accuracy of data,” states Michael Ball, CEO of GenoLogics. “This agreement was the logical next step with Illumina because it builds on these efficiencies with enhanced automation and throughput, enabling customers to rapidly scale their sequencing operations.”

About GenoLogics

GenoLogics develops the industry-leading laboratory information management system (LIMS) for life sciences organizations. Clarity LIMS helps labs gain efficiencies and throughput with increased accuracy, fast turnaround, sample traceability, and preconfigured instrument integrations.  Whether your lab is regulated or unregulated, big or small, Clarity LIMS will streamline your lab operations so that you can focus on advancing healthcare. Founded in 2002 and privately held, GenoLogics is based in Victoria, British Columbia. www.genologics.com

Here’s a summary to help:

  • GenoLogics is located in Victoria, BC at the Vancouver Island Technology Park
  • We have about 55 employees and we are growing
  • We make laboratory informatics software that helps life sciences labs manage lab data, making them faster, more efficient, and more accurate
  • Recently, we signed a deal with Illumina, the biggest instrument maker in the market
  • Our software, Clarity LIMS, will be distributed with their new sequencing platform called X Ten (this is the platform touting the $1000 genome).
  • Illumina has also declared us the preferred software for all of their labs, one of which will be processing human genome samples for the 100,000 Genomes Project underway at Genomics England.
  • The 100,000 genomes project will sequence genomes of patients with common cancers and rare diseases and contribute to a bank of knowledge to help scientists and physicians better understand disease.

 

Being chosen as the laboratory informatics software for use in the 100,000 Genomes projects is a huge milestone for GenoLogics.  What’s even more important is that the combination of our software and Illumina’s low cost sequencing of the human genome enables the researchers and scientists to more readily sequence human genomes to better understand, diagnose, and treat disease. And when sequencing becomes a routine part of our healthcare, we will receive personalized treatments, treatments that are more curative, and an overall lower healthcare bill.

To learn more about GenoLogics, visit their website here.