Partek® Flow® Now Available in Illumina’s BaseSpace Apps
Alignment, Variant and Indel Detection, Powerful Statistical Algorithms,
Differentially Expressed Gene Identification, Chromosome Viewer, and
Visualization Tools Deliver Powerful Punch
ST. LOUIS -- November 06, 2012
Partek® today announced it has added Partek® Flow® to Illumina’s BaseSpace
Apps, Illumina’s dedicated applications store and informatics community
dedicated to advancing genomic analysis.
Partek Flow is utilized for multiple next generation sequencing applications
including RNA-Seq, small RNA-Seq, exome, and targeted sequencing. It provides
a single web-based environment to carry out multiple tasks, which can be
executed an unlimited number of times on an unlimited number of samples.
When asked about the broad and diverse tool set contained within Partek Flow
for researchers, Tom Downey, president of Partek stated, “When designing our
software, we insisted on diverse functionality giving users multiple tools to
interact with their data. Questions that biologists are exploring cannot be
answered in a single step process. Rather, we want to support their desire to
directly interact with their data and Partek Flow provides an interactive
ecosystem to do that. Alignment, variant and indel detection, powerful
statistical algorithms, identification of differentially expressed genes,
chromosome viewer, and visualization tools such as 3D PCA, charts, and graphs
that delve deeper into data quality are all tools at the researcher’s
disposal.” Downey went on to say, “With Partek Flow, we have advanced our goal
of bringing down the barrier to analysis to enable more biologists and
scientific researchers to ask the relevant biological questions about their
With the Partek Flow app, which analyzes the data specified by the user in
BaseSpace, users can carry out both primary and secondary analysis with a
single tool, saving time by not having to import and export various data
formats through different applications. With a single application a user can
take both unaligned or already aligned data and carry out multiple downstream
analysis steps for multiple sequencing applications. The interactive
visualizations enable users to ask a multitude of biological questions to
extract meaning from their data. For example in the RNA-Seq workflow, the data
can be aligned, transcripts quantified, and differentially expressed genes
detected resulting in an interactive table of genes. Researchers can then
drill down and visualize the summarized transcript levels as well as the
individual sequence. Variant analysis can also be carried out to interrogate
allele specific expression and visualized.
Included in Partek Flow are publicly available statistical algorithms as well
as those developed and optimized by Partek such as their Gene Specific
Algorithm for the detection of differentially expressed genes, which won the
Illumina iDEA Challenge award for most creative algorithm. Partek is pleased
to be the only commercial provider for RNA-Seq analysis on BaseSpace today.
Informatics solutions available through BaseSpace Apps will allow customers to
utilize the tools from a growing community of academic, commercial, and open
source providers. To demonstrate the utility of this rapidly growing toolset,
BaseSpace customers will have free access to all of the BaseSpace Apps until
January 1, 2013.
Partek® Incorporated develops and globally markets quality software for life
sciences research. Their software suite—Partek® Flow®, Partek® Genomics
Suite™, and Partek® Pathway™—provides innovative solutions for integrated
genomics and is unique in offering comprehensive support for all major next
generation sequencing and microarray platforms. Workflows offer streamlined
data analysis for: RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, DNA-Seq, DNA Methylation, Gene
Expression, Alternative Splicing, miRNA Expression, Copy Number,
Allele-Specific Copy Number, LOH, Association, Trio Analysis, Tiling, and
qPCR. Since 1993, Partek has been turning data into discovery®.
Partek and Genomics Suite are trademarks of Partek Incorporated. Illumina, and
BaseSpace are registered trademarks of Illumina, Inc.
Kathi Gosche, 314-878-2329 x117
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