Bengaluru based InterpretOmics has opened a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility at Bengaluru. The state of the art facility, set up at a cost of Rs. 35 million, was inaugurated recently and will offer genome sequencing services spanning to R&D institutes, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology firms, CROâ€™s and BioAgriculture companies.
The primary activities in this new facility would be Biomarker discovery, drug target discovery, and trial stratification for Biotech, Pharma and CRO’sÂ and Genomic selection of specific traits in new crop development for Bio-agriculture firms.
â€œThe opening of this state of the art facility will go a long way in providing quality services and determining companyâ€™s success moving forward,â€ said Dr. Rajeev Soni, Senior Manager â€“ R & D, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd. who was the Guest of Honour and inaugurated the facility.
InterpretOmics is a science and research driven company that is dedicated to the discovery of novel and innovative approaches to the treatment of complex diseases. It provides on-premise and SaaS enterprise-grade software platform for research organisations, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology firms and hospitals to analyze genetic information and identify biomarkers critical to the development of targeted drugs and therapies. The companyâ€™s solution helps pharmaceuticals, biotechs and CROâ€™s reduce the cost of R&D, improve time to discovery and market and increase return on R&D investments.
â€œThe newly inaugurated center will cater to our growing customer base in next generation sequencing and analysis. The facility also houses a bio-bank,â€ said Mr. Prahalad Achutharao, Co-Founder & CEO, InterpretOmics. â€œThe focus is on research, development and delivering model (RDD). Our USP is carrying out R&D along with the delivery. InterpretOmics now has 35 professionals and plans to achieve a head count of 40 by the end of July 2015â€.
â€œData Scientists at InterpretOmics are experts in analyzing vast amount of genomic data. Our team has handled numerous complex next generation sequencing data analysis projects and processed more than 250 TB of data. With our new Center for Next Generation Sequencing, we will offer both â€“ sequencing, analysis and interpretation services and thus create comfort, convenience and credibility to our NGS clientele from industry,â€ said Dr. Asoke Talukder, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), InterpretOmics.