EvoNexus Company Edico Genome Announces Launch of Dragen Processor

 

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Edico Genome Inc., a San Diego-based company that makes integrated circuits for processing genomic data, announced the broad commercial launch of its flagship Dragen processor.

Dragen is a chip that users can integrate into their servers or sequencing instruments to map sequencing reads, or DNA fragments, to a reference genome. The idea is that the chip can help companies piece short reads together to create a complete genome. This is a much faster approach than using a general purpose server, and it relieves one of the most time-consuming steps in working with genomic data.

Read full article in the San Diego Business Journal