September Newsletter

COVID-19 Remote Assistance Program for Golden Helix Users

At Golden Helix, customer support is our number one priority. This support also includes the health and safety of all the members of our community. During this time of uncertainty, we first want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of the healthcare industry around the globe, working so hard to conquer this outbreak. Secondly, we realize a significant portion of our  customers are undergoing extreme disruptions in their workplace. With the recent quarantines, university closures, and organizations choosing to work remotely, we understand users may not have access to their devices with Golden Helix software installed. We have introduced a COVID-19 Remote Access Assistance Program to provide anyone experiencing these hardships additional, temporary license installations for remote work.  Read More

Golden Helix’s Virtual ACMG 2020 Booth

Golden Helix’s Virtual ACMG 2020 Booth
By Delaina Hawkins
Director of Marketing

In lieu of ACMG 2020 making the absolute necessary decision to cancel this year’s conference, we created our Virtual ACMG 2020 Booth! Even though it will never compare to the real deal, we hope you enjoy this blog post containing a few events we had planned for this week in San Antonio, Texas. To start, let us paint the picture...  Read More

Webcast Recap: Drugs & Trials for Cancer Diagnostics

Webcast Recap: Drugs & Trials for Cancer Diagnostics
By Nathan Fortier, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Introducing Drugs & Trials for Cancer Diagnostics VSClinical offers enormous simplicity and consistency in evaluating biomarkers and providing treatment options. Last month, we announced our newest feature to now include the automated collection of relevant clinical trials. The new capability was unveiled in our “Introducing Drugs & Trials for Cancer Diagnostics” webcast with Nathan Fortier, Ph.D., Director of Research, showing...  Read More

Golden Helix Named as Top 10 World’s Most Trust Worthy Bioanalysis Companies in 2020

Golden Helix Named as Top 10 World’s Most Trust Worthy Bioanalysis Companies in 2020 

Today, CIO Look announced their collection of the Top 10 World’s Most Trust Worthy Bioanalysis Companies in 2020. We are incredibly honored to have received this award and being recognized amongst the top biotech companies! You can access the publication here: As always, we would not be receiving this recognition without the incredible support from our community...  Read More

CEO Corner
Andreas Scherer, Ph.D

Our heart goes out to our customers and their families, we hope you are staying safe as we all continue to navigate these troubling times. Earlier this month, we launched our COVID-19 Remote Assistance Program as a token of our appreciation for our customers. This program is designed to help our users transition into a remote working situation by issuing additional licenses at no cost. If you are in need of a license for your home office, please reach out to your Account Manager and we will be happy to assist you. In addition, we are preparing a number of other related announcements in the next few weeks so please stay tuned and stay safe

Upcoming Webcast

Using Varseq Templates to Advance and Customize Variant Analysis
April 8, 2020 | 12:00 PM Eastern

Golden Helix ships a variety of templates that are designed to provide a starting point for users to evaluate variants in VarSeq. Naturally, as users become more familiar with the software, there is a desire and necessity to tailor the template design to accommodate a more thorough variant analysis. To add to these template customizations there are several algorithms and annotation sources available in VarSeq that many users may not know of... 

Customer Success

Congratulations to all of our customers who have published this month! To highlight just a few:

"The Interaction Between Cannabis Use and a CB1-related Polygenic Co-expression Index Modulates Dorsolateral Prefrontal Activity During Working Memory Processing
- Alessandro Bertolino & Colleagues, University of Bari / Published in Brain Imaging and Behavior

"Genome Sequencing of Human In Vitro Fertilisation Embryos for Pathogenic Variation Screening" 
Nicholas Murphy & Colleagues, Monash IVF / Published in Nature Scientific Reports

About Golden Helix

Golden Helix has been delivering industry-leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over 20 years with 1,000s of users around the world. Their innovative technologies and analytic services empower scientists and healthcare professionals at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from NGS sequencers and microarrays. With their solutions, hundreds of the world's top hospitals, testing labs, pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research organizations can harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, improve the efficacy and safety of drugs, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine.