Eagle Wins Genomics England-led SBRI Competition


Eagle, an expert provider of bioinformatics software and services across a wide range of the life science and other sectors, has won a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition which will see the company further develop its technology for genomic data management and analysis.

The competition was funded by the Department of Health, through the Small Business Research Initiative and managed by Genomics England, which supports the efforts to map 100,000 whole genomes of NHS patients with cancer or a rare disease by 2017.

As a winner of the first phase, Eagle will receive a share of the £1.6 million fund available. This will be used to extend the capabilities of its existing technology platform Eagle Core, which has been developed to meet the demand for improved NGS technology in the healthcare sector. The extensions include improved study tracking and data sharing, streamlined sequence analysis, variant calling and annotation pipelines in order to scale up for the 100,000 genomes analysis. This will also improve data protection and security compliance in line with NHS Information Governance and HIPAA.

Read the full article on Eagle Genomics' website here