Golden Helix's VarSeq Software to be used by PreventionGenetics to Dramatically Speed-Up Analysis Process

Bozeman, MT (February 09, 2015) — Today, Golden Helix, Inc. announced their collaboration with PreventionGenetics as PreventionGenetics readies to implement Golden Helix's software into their exome sequencing pipeline.

"This VarSeq software will allow us to move forward with offering an exome test," said Jerry Machado, Clinical Molecular Geneticist at PreventionGenetics. "The adoption of VarSeq will allow us to take abundant sequence from exome data and efficiently translate that into molecular diagnoses."

PreventionGenetics plans to use VarSeq for analysis of exome sequencing data. Use of the software will dramatically speed up the analysis process by narrowing down sequence data into gene(s) of interest based on inheritance patterns. This will facilitate the identification of clinically relevant variants based on DNA sequence. Plans to release exome sequencing for clinical diagnostics at PreventionGenetics are expected by mid-2015.

"We are extremely pleased that VarSeq will help PreventionGenetics realize their goal of offering exome testing," said Andreas Scherer, President and CEO of Golden Helix. "VarSeq is proving to be a highly valued tool in the clinical testing market and we look forward to serving the evolving needs in this market."

VarSeq software streamlines the process of annotating and filtering variants obtained from next generation sequencing pipelines, allowing both research scientists and clinicians to find variants of interest in a very efficient and straightforward manner. VarSeq simplifies the user interface and provides a scalable architecture featuring repeatable workflows, note taking and reporting, and filter parameter prototyping.

About Golden Helix
Golden Helix has been delivering industry leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over 16 years. Our innovative technologies and analytic services empower scientists and healthcare professionals at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from micro-arrays and DNA sequencing. With our solutions, hundreds of the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research organizations are able to harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, improve the efficacy and safety of drugs, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine. Golden Helix products and services have been cited in over 800 peer-reviewed publications.

About PreventionGenetics
PreventionGenetics is a clinical testing laboratory offering genetic testing and DNA banking services. Founded in 2004, the company currently has the largest menu of genetic tests in the United States. PreventionGenetics serves healthcare providers around the world, with samples being sent for testing from over 65 different countries. For more information, visit

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