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PetaGene

PetaGene

A company that has developed software for easier access to genomic data. It is located in Cambridge, England and was founded in 2015. 

PetaGene is a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence company which specializes in creating software for lossless compression of genomic data. Genomic data can be utilized to uncover the source of genetic diseases, which could then allow for medical research and possibly cures to be discovered. Its stated mission is to enable researchers to analyze genomic data to improve health and medicine for all of society.

Product

The company has two products: PetaSuite and Peta Cloud Edition. PetaSuite is compression software which can be integrated into existing storage infrastruction and bioinfomatics pipelines. The software has tools that reduce the size and cost of transferring and storing next generation sequencing. 



Peta Cloud Edition has the same capabilities as PetaSuite with the addition of enabling the user's software tools to integrate into cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, GCP, and private and hybrid cloud systems.



Feature of the products include lossless compression, PetaLink (a virtual file access system), and Bayescal quality score refinement.



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Charlie Songhurst

Investor



Dan Greenfield

Co-Founder and CEO



Hamad Alhomaizi

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Matt Wichrowski

Advisor



Neil Chheda

Investor



Vaughan Wittorff

Co-Founder and CCO



Zehan Wang

Investor



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PetaGene introduction

May 7, 2016

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