BaaS - Bioinformatics as a Service

What is the best way to remove the data analysis bottleneck?

The development of our bioinformatics as a service model started when the founders of Genevia Technologies still worked in a bioinformatics core laboratory in Finland. New commercial microarray and NGS service laboratories resulted in a lot of biology research groups gaining easy access to biological big data.

At that time, there was no easy access available to commercial data analytics. Most research groups were hesitant to hire a bioinformatician, because of the costs and the risks involved, so they opted for academic collaboration. Publishing collaboration papers is how we originally learned about different fields of life science, and the needs of different types of research groups.

It's my personal mission to enable all life science researchers take full advantage of their complex data.

Matti Nykter
Matti Nykter CSO, co-founder Genevia Technologies Oy

Bioinformatics as a Service (BaaS)

Bioinformatics as a Service is our solution to the data struggle

Bioinformatics is a bottleneck slowing down many great research groups.

The struggle the researchers had with ever increasing amounts of data gave us the idea of founding a professional bioinformatics service company.

Through trial and error, we already knew the type of support researchers actually benefited the most of, and it was not just producing a table of p-values.

Instead, we visioned a model offering comprehensive support starting from experiment design all the way up to answering reviewer comments or finalizing a commercial product, i.e. a true scientific collaboration.

Starting a bioinformatics project

In bioinformatics, one size does not fit all.

We start each bioinformatics as a service project with a discussion with you to identify the optimal points for collaboration. We want to understand the ultimate goals of your research project and to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities available on the computational side.

Then, we present a tailored project plan detailing the suggested analyses and deliverables with information on the costs and schedule to enable an informed purchase decision.

Planning and acquiring NGS measurements

We help you design the measurements to test your hypothesis.

We design an optimal sequencing experiment for you and, when needed, identify the most convenient and cost-effective sequencing service provider.

Cost-efficient experiments are designed together with you to make sure that you end up with data that allows high-quality downstream analysis.

In bioinformatics as a service model we will help you, for example, in selecting proper controls, replicates and NGS platforms. We can further define the best sequencing kits with other parameters such as sequencing depth, and find you a best possible sequencing service provider. If you already have acquired the data, we can move on to the next step.

Getting the data analyzed

Good data analysis is really about the human work — making informed methodological decisions, adapting the project plan flexibly and communicating efficiently.

Data Analysis starts with comprehensive quality control to ensure the data is suitable for the planned analyses and up to the standards of high-impact research. If there are any quality issues with the data, we will discuss them with you to mutually agree on how to deal with them.

Then, we branch an existing data analysis pipeline for your project which we start customizing to produce everything you wanted. During the project, our project manager keeps you up to date and delivers the results as they are done. The project goals may be changed based on some of the findings during the project.

Presenting the results

We want to make sure the outcome of the bioinformatics as service project is useful for you.

We present the results in a teleconference to make sure you fully understand everything we did, and we can discuss the interpretation together. Then, we deliver a project report including the figures, tables, descriptions and conclusions. We strive deliver such results that you will not have to reanalyze or reformat anything yourself.

Feel free to read more about our work our cases and references from the our work section.

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