Illumina Launches Software Support Program for Downstream Analysis of Microarray Data
Product News May 01, 2007
Illumina, Inc., has announced the launch of Illumina Connect, a bioinformatics software partnership program established to advance data integration and analysis.
This program offers Illumina customers access to third-party bioinformatics providers of advanced data analysis applications for processing Illumina array data.
Customers who have upgraded to Illumina's new BeadStudio 3.0 Data Analysis Software for analyzing genotyping, gene expression, and copy number variation (CNV) analysis can now take full advantage of additional statistical and advanced algorithms by this new program.
Illumina Connect supports partnerships with several bioinformatics software vendors of genotyping and gene expression data analysis software. As part of this program, vendors will create customized plug-ins to Illumina's BeadStudio 3.0 Data Analysis Software that facilitates data exchange between Illumina data and the third-party software applications.
Participating vendors currently include Biocomputing Platforms, GeneSifter, Golden Helix, Ingenuity Systems, Partek Genomics, Rosetta BioSoftware, Sapio Sciences Llc, SAS, and Stratagene.
"We're excited to be an Illumina Connect partner and enhance the already strong capabilities of JMP Genomics software for processing high-quality array data from Illumina," said Russ Wolfinger, Ph.D., SAS Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics.
"Researchers will find that statistical discovery from hundreds of thousands of genetic marker, copy number, and expression measurements has never been easier," Wolfinger continued.
"We recognize the critical role that software and hardware support plays in genomic research, where scientists are seeking more powerful data analysis and data management tools for handling large genomic-scale analysis studies," said Omoshile Clement, Ph.D., Senior Product Manager, Platforms at Illumina.
"With Illumina Connect we have established a highly connected network that ensures solutions for our customers conducting biological research in a wide range of areas such as genome-wide association studies, differential expression analysis, and chromosomal copy number analysis studies," Clement added.