Dell and Appistry Offer Clinical Genomics Appliance for Hospitals and Labs

Rare diseases affect between 25-30 million people in the United States and approximately 30 million people in the European Union, Global Genes reports. Many of those diseases are believed to be hereditary, and studying genomics may help find cures; but, that requires parsing a lot of big data.

Appistry, an inaugural member of the Dell Founders Club 50 and a Dell OEM Solutions partner since 2008, is now offering a jointly engineered solution of their GenomePilot software with Dell PowerEdge servers for our Dell Health Care and Life Science customers. 

Photo of two doctors discussing research results

As a provider of software solutions for clinical genomics labs, Appistry has built solutions for a wide range of customers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to local regional hospitals. Their genomic pipeline software has been powering FDA approved medical devices since 2014 and has been recently recognized for their support of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program with an Editor’s Choice Bio-IT World Best Practices Award.

The increasing demand in the Health Care and Life Sciences market for Genomics pipeline and workflow solutions created the ideal environment for the Dell OEM solutions team to step in and assist with accelerating our ability to collaborate and deliver a jointly developed, turnkey, hardware/software solution to help labs process and analyze the high volumes of genomics data produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology.

The solution, a preinstalled version of Appistry’s GenomePilot, will be sold jointly by Dell and Appistry and offered in two configurations, one for small, start-up labs and one for mid-sized facilities that require higher processing capacity and throughput. The solution features Appistry’s newest release of GenomePilot and comes preinstalled on a single Dell T630 Tower server capable of processing 42 (30x) exomes a day or on a Dell R730xd rack capable of processing 300 (30x) exomes a day.

Since its release in April 2015, GenomePilot has been streamlining NGS analysis by organizing tools, data and processes so that researchers can define and execute complex analysis pipelines without sophisticated bioinformatics or IT expertise.

Hear directly from GenomePilot Product Manager Craig DeLoughery, in this video about Appistry GenomPilot at HIMSS 2015:

Together Dell and Appistry are enabling simplified ordering, configuration, and implementation of systems and accelerating the ability of the labs to scale systems to meet changing genomics computation, data storage, and processing needs.

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