Google Partnership With WuXi NextCODE to Bring Sequencing to the Cloud
Google has announced a partnership with WuXi NextCODE, with the aim of enhancing its comprehensive genomics capabilities.
This will include hosting WuXi NextCODE’s core suite of capabilities on Google Cloud and its availability on the Google Cloud Launcher marketplace, reports MDDI Online.
At the same time that all this is happening, key Google genomics and research tools will be integrated and deployable in tandem with WuXi NextCODE platform. This will begin with the DeepVariant secondary analysis pipeline, alongside other open-source analysis pipelines and tools available through Google Cloud Platform.
“WuXi NextCODE has been a pioneer of large-scale genomics, and we are thrilled to welcome them as a Google Cloud Partner,” explained Jonathan Sheffi, Product Manager, Genomics & Life Sciences at Google. “Our collaboration aims to create a powerful interoperable suite of capabilities to derive insight from sequence data.”
This isn’t the first time that Google and its various divisions have entered into partnerships with the healthcare industry. The companies plan to launch the first phase of the offering at the BioIT World Conference & Expo in Boston in May.