Intel, Genalice join to bring DNA sequencing to the clinic
Dutch software company Genalice is collaborating with Intel on a product development and product delivery partnership. Last year, Genalice launched its DNA processing software Genalice MAP.
On a simple dual Intel Xeon E5 server, the company could map the short reads of 42 complete human and 42 full tomato genomes within 24 hours. The software is designed to optimally make use of the modern hardware architecture of these commodity Intel processors.
“There’s great analogy with video data processing, which started on Big Iron to end up on a small chip,” said Hans Karten, Genalice’s CEO and chief technology officer. “We are extremely excited to start this partnership, as this will allow us to further optimize this hardware/software combination to meet the big data challenge in medicine. Together we can now offer healthcare providers a bridge to personalized medicine by processing the sequenced full genome data of a patient’s cancer faster, better and more cost-effective than ever before.”
Intel also will become the main hardware supplier of Genalice. Its product MAP is delivered to customer in a turn-key appliance, the Genalice VAULT, which includes workflow management, tracking and real-time monitoring software, an embedded Oracle database and a storage solution.