Case Study

Epinomics

By TrueNode
07 February 2020, 12:30

Decoding the epigenome

Facts

  • 13,074Hours worked with Epinomics

  • 100+ GBAmount of data per sample

  • Microservices2x greater flexibility and scalability

The story

Epinomics approached us with the vision to form a platform ecosystem that leverages deep analytics and processes large data sets to decode the epigenome in order to make sense of personalized medicine data.

Our engineering team was responsible for the design, solution architecture, development, and maintenance of the platform that enables data processing and interaction between Epinomics scientists and their clients as well as partners. It allows users to enter sample data, choose the type of analysis they wanted to run, and keep track of sample processing stages. We also transferred the solution from a monolithic to a microservices architecture which ensured greater flexibility, easier maintenance, and scalability.

Epinomics got acquired by Softbank-backed 10x Genomics

Epinomics develops technologies for epigenetics research. Epigenetics is a buzzing field, as scientists have learned in recent years that sequencing genes is not sufficient to understand human health.

The genome sequencing space is outpacing Moore’s Law

Cost to sequence genetic information has dropped quicker than predicted by Moore’s Law, a long-standing theory that computing power available for the same price doubles about every 18 months to two years. The price of sequencing plummeted from about $10 million to $1,000 in less than a decade, making Moore’s Law look sedate.

Epigenetics refers to external modifications to DNA that turn genes "on" or "off."

To create a practical diagnostic test for a given cancer, several thousand genes must be compared from cancerous and healthy cells, identifying changes in the DNA methylation of one or more genes that correlate with the disease.

About

Epinomics is revolutionizing personalized medicine through scientific research and deep analytics. Being dedicated to the vision to decode the programming of our genome to drive personalized medicine and proprietary epigenomics technology with 1000x improvement over existing technologies to impact drug development and clinical applications. Since 2018 Epinomics has been acquired by 10x Genomics.

Press

  • "10x Genomics Acquires Epinomics"

    "Furthers 10x Leadership across Genomics Applications Brings Inventors of ATAC-seq Technology to 10x"

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  • "SoftBank-backed 10x Genomics makes a clever buy to help unlock the human biological code"

    "10x Genomics is making its first acquisition of a start-up, called Epinomics"

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