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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory, Malaysia, 2009/06/12 - Synamatix partners with PREMAS Biotech to deliver deliver next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics services to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - Synamatix.com.
Synamatix today announced a partnership agreement with India-based PREMAS Biotech. In this agreement PREMAS will act as Synamatix’s representative in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
This collaboration will provide research institutes in the three countries with a comprehensive range of high-quality bioinformatics services to enhance their scientific research in the genomics field.
As PREMAS is the exclusive distributor of Illumina in India, it has the added advantage of understanding the requirements of the diverse scientific community in South Asia. Synamatix provides an array of sequencing and bioinformatics services under its SynaWorks™ programme, which leverages the company’s extensive pipeline of proprietary bioinformatics solutions for processing, mining, analysing and visualising data generated from Illumina’s Genome Analyzer platform.
According to Synamatix Managing Director, Robert Hercus, “Since we launched SynaWorks in June 2008, we have completed numerous genomics projects in the medical, agricultural and microbial sectors. The range of services available via SynaWorks has since widened and we are able to handle the most challenging of bioinformatics tasks such as multi-patient comparative genomics and de novo genome assembly. It is our pleasure to have this opportunity to work together with PREMAS, a leading player in the biotechnology sector in India. We strongly believe that, with their broad expertise and insightful know-how, this partnership will lead to sustainable success for both parties in the region.”
Praveen Gupta, Vice President of Business Development at PREMAS, stated, “India’s involvement in genomics research is growing at an incredible rate. Using next-generation sequencing platforms, enormous amounts of data will be generated and there will be a strong need to analyse and process this data. We anticipate that this partnership with Synamatix will strengthen and expedite genomics research as well as help research institutes achieve results more efficiently. With their vast experience in developing cutting-edge technologies, we feel confident in successfully undertaking large-scale genome sequencing projects that are being initiated in India.”
Synamatix Sdn Bhd (synamatix.com) is a privately held company whose primary activities are R&D in bioinformatics and genomics. The company was founded in 2001 by Robert Hercus and initially focused on new approaches for the management, integration and analysis of large genomics data sets. The current phase of technology and product development is heavily geared towards the analysis of data from next-generation DNA sequencers and application of the results for medical, agricultural and synthetic fuel research. Synamatix has a growing number of clients and partners in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.
About PREMAS Biotech
PREMAS Biotech is a knowledge-driven Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) organization focusing on biological research for the drug discovery and life science industry. PREMAS is the exclusive distributor of Illumina technologies in India.