PetaGene, the genomics data compression and acceleration company, has been awarded “Best of Show” at the 2019 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. This is the company’s third win at the premier event showcasing innovations in technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery and development.
PetaGene wins Best of Show at Bio-IT World for the third time
PetaGene has previously won in 2016 and won again in 2018.
The awards programme recognises the best of the innovative product solutions for the life sciences industry on display at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston. The Best of Show programme relies on a panel of expert judges from academia and industry who screen eligible new products and hear presentations from finalists on site. This year the judges considered 31 new products and viewed presentations on site from 12 finalists.
Previously, the entries have been divided into predefined categories. However, this year all entries were considered together, with the judges giving each winner its own category name. PetaSuite Protect won what the judges called the ‘Nailed it’ award.
In the award citation for PetaSuite Protect, Phillips Kuhl, President of event organisers Cambridge Healthtech Institute, said “Our judges believe this is a new, powerful and highly relevant approach to security, driven by a passionate and invested team”.
PetaSuite Protect provides users with the tools to encrypt their genomic data, manage fine-grain access to it and demonstrate compliance with applicable regulations. In common with PetaGene’s established compression technology, the new encryption and access capabilities are completely transparent to genomic tools and analysis pipelines.
Dan Greenfield, co-founder and CEO of PetaGene said: “We’re thrilled to win this illustrious award for the third time. We’re particularly grateful to the judges for recognising the relevance of our approach to this important element of genomic data management.”
Image: PetaGene team toasting the award
PetaGene was founded in Cambridge, the birthplace of genomics, to address the rapidly growing data management problems of the genomics industry. PetaGene's software enables compression of huge amounts of genomic data without compromising on access or data quality. The company's products go beyond regular data reduction techniques and have three times been recognized by Bio-IT World's Best of Show Award for their industry-leading performance and usability.
PetaGene’s award-winning software is at the leading edge in the rapidly growing market for compressing and optimising genomic data, helping to make personalised, precision medicine affordable for everyone. Their software takes bulky, noisy genomic data and makes it smaller, faster and better for applications spanning genetic disease and cancer diagnostics to pharmaceutical research.