Golden Helix and Sentieon partner to provide a complete solution for genomic data analysis

Bozeman, MT (May 1, 2017) — Today, Golden Helix, Inc. announced a multi-year partnership with Sentieon, a company that develops bioinformatics secondary analysis tools to process genomic data. This partnership will integrate Sentieon’s secondary analysis tool with Golden Helix software to provide users with a comprehensive solution for genomic data analysis. Sentieon’s suite of secondary analysis tools made significant improvement in runtime over BWA-MEM, GATK, MuTect and MuTect2 while providing deterministic and identical results[1].

Andreas Scherer, CEO of Golden Helix, says, “Sentieon’s secondary analysis pipeline has proven to be powerful to call single nucleotide variations and INDELs for germline and cancer data. It provides significant speed advantages over existing methods, without sacrificing precision and accuracy. Sentieon’s products are highly synergistic with Golden Helix Copy Number Caller VS-CNV. The two products combined provide the most complete secondary analysis solution in the industry. While this solution will benefit all of our users, we are in particular excited for our customers that operate in a high-throughput environment.”

Jun Ye, CEO of Sentieon says, “The Sentieon solution has enjoyed significant adoption in the clinical space. We are excited to provide exceptional value to the Golden Helix community.”

Integrating secondary genomic data analysis into Golden Helix’s software stack will allow clinical users to go from a FASTQ all the way to clinical report in one streamlined process, saving time and money.

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About Sentieon
Sentieon develops highly optimized algorithms for bioinformatics applications, using the team’s expertise in algorithm, software, and system optimization. Sentieon is a team of professionals using accumulated expertise in modeling, optimization, machine learning and high-performance computing, to enable precision data for precision medicine. Sentieon won top awards in precisionFDA Consistency and Truth Challenges in 2016, and also ranks first in all three categories (snv, indel, SV) in the most recent DREAM somatic variant call challenge organized by ICGC-TCGA. For complete product information, visit

About Golden Helix
Golden Helix has been delivering industry leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over 18 years. Our 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 micro-arrays and DNA sequencing. With our solutions, hundreds of the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research organizations are able to 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. Golden Helix products and services have been cited in over 1,100 peer-reviewed publications.


Mary Makris
Marketing and Operations Manager
Golden Helix, Inc.
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