Kuala Lumpur (PRWEB) January 23, 2007
Synamatix announced today the release of SynaMer™, a bioinformatics application designed to complete ultra-fast and accurate processing of sequence reads for large scale genome assembly. The application was developed in collaboration with an unnamed genome research institute in the USA.
The sequencing and assembly of new genomes is a core research objective for genome research centres. Having the capability to find longer over-lapping k-mers improves the quality of the final assembly as highly-repetitive branch points can be spanned. In a recent project, SynaMer was used to process 23 billion bp of sequence data from the Macaque genome. The results were obtained in only 3.5 hours, producing as output, all overlapping k-mers from the assembly reads, which, in this case, was the identification of all overlapping 96-mers.
Robert Hercus, Synamatix Managing Director commented, "We are very pleased with the results and see this as the first of several major technical advances that we will be announcing for the enhancement and acceleration of genome assembly and genome re-sequencing."
Synamatix's high-performance applications and SynaBASE™, its unique structured network database platform, can be licensed for onsite use or accessed online via "My Genomics Resource Centre" (MGRC - http://www.mgrc.com.my), a web-based bioinformatics service.
The fundamental technology underlying Synamatix R & D is the proprietary "SynaBASE™" platform.. Applications built upon this database platform exhibit very significant improvement in analysis scalability, sensitivity and performance. Synamatix is a privately held bioinformatics company whose primary activities are based upon ongoing R&D related to its core technology and the support of its user base in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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