GTFuse has enabled us to rapidly process TCGA sequencing data without the need to transfer large BAM files … saving us time and money.
Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Annai Systems Inc., a genomic data management solution provider, today announced the broader availability of GTFuse for license and download by authorized users of The Cancer Genome Atlas and TARGET data stored in CGHub. GTFuse is an innovative software application that speeds data analysis and enables researchers to more efficiently derive meaningful information from DNA sequencing files by providing access to segments within large data files, offering a shortcut to analysis that was only previously available in Annai Systems’ BioCompute Farm.
"GTFuse has enabled us to rapidly process TCGA sequencing data without the need to transfer large BAM files,” said Dr. Hannah Carter, Department of Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine. “I can mount multiple BAMs and process them in parallel in the secure environment provided by the Annai Biocompute Farm, saving us time and money."
GTFuse allows a researcher to gain access to relevant data without the need to download large sequencing files (often hundreds of gigabytes in size) to their local environment. With this expanded access, researchers now have the option to take advantage of the unique capabilities of GTFuse outside of Annai’s BioCompute Farm. The primary benefit of these capabilities is that researchers can gain quicker access to data, analysis and meaning.
“GTFuse represents the evolution of the Annai-GNOS™ platform, which is the underlying infrastructure that CGHub is built upon,” said Michael Penley, CEO of Annai Systems. “By enabling researchers to access genomic data in a manner that considerably reduces their IT and analysis burden, they can now focus on finding clinically relevant variants, rather than file movement and management.”
GTFuse is available to researchers on an annual license fee basis and is user-installable, allowing customers to begin using this tool immediately.
About Annai Systems
Annai Systems Inc., located in California’s Silicon Valley, is a technology company with a core competency in big data management solutions. We are focused on applying our technology to the field of genomics to enable easier, more efficient access to genomic data. Our technology enables the producers and consumers of genomic data to achieve better results faster and at lower operating costs by providing products that overcome key data-related bottlenecks and roadblocks that are impeding progress in the growing fields of genomic research and medicine. Annai Systems offers a variety of products and services to address the “big data” challenges associated with using genomic data in personalized medicine and healthcare improvement. http://www.annaisystems.com