Cofactor Genomics Partners with Intrepid Bioinformatics
News Jan 13, 2012
Intrepid Bioinformatics’ data management system will provide a secure, intuitive interface to variants generated from Cofactor’s whole-exome capture product and will be offered to Cofactor’s Bovine capture customers.
Cofactor Genomics recently released the world’s first Bovine whole-exome capture product, which enables researchers to selectively enrich, sequence, analyze and detect variants in coding and regulatory regions of the cow genome. Intrepid Bioinformatics’ SNP data service allows researchers to load and examine their data down to the sequence read while viewing polymorphisms, exons and introns, allele frequencies, and more. The pairing of Intrepid’s visualization solutions and Cofactor’s design and analysis capabilities offers researchers an unprecedented front-to-back solution for the discovery, characterization, and visualization of causative variation and hypothesis-neutral haplotype and marker analysis across any breed of beef and dairy cattle.
Jon Armstrong, chief operating officer of Cofactor Genomics, commented, “Each of our respective companies has developed advanced genomic tools and services that, when combined, represent an unparalleled solution for moving from phenotype to genotype. Cofactor’s scientists are excited to team with the experts at Intrepid Bioinformatics who are similarly driven to provide products and tools which inspire amazing science in the agricultural community.”
Dr. Ted Kalbfleisch, chief executive officer of Intrepid Bioinformatics reported, “Cofactor Genomics’ whole-exome capture product will be a powerful tool for the Bovine research community. We are pleased to partner with them to provide the data management complement for this important new resource.”
Cofactor Genomics and Intrepid Bioinformatics will be showcasing the new Bovine exome-capture product and viewer at the Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference January 14-18 in San Diego. Cofactor is exhibitor 532 and Intrepid Bioinformatics is exhibitor 405.